Al-Haq Action Alert: Human Rights Defender Arbitrarily Detained and Tortured by Israeli Occupation Forces

5 April 2010 — Al Haq

Ref.: LRAD-E010-ALE- 35/4

On 15 March 2010, Umar Mousa Muhammad Ala-al-Din, a 25 year old Palestinian student from the village of al-Masara, near Bethlehem, was taken by Israeli Border Police and detained for seven days, until 22 March 2010. Ala-al-Din is a member of the Popular Resistance Committee of al-Masara village and an organizer of non-violent protests against the Annexation Wall. Whilst in custody, Ala-al-Din was verbally and physically assaulted, causing serious injury and was denied necessary medical treatment. More

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