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UPDATE (07/09/14): Detention of Ghassan Najjar – lawyer denied access

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Yesterday, Sunday 7 September, Ghassan Najjar, kidnapped from his home in Burin nearly 2 weeks ago, appeared again before Petah Tikva Military Court. His detention for interrogation was again extended for a further 7 days. The lawyer was not able to speak to Ghassan as the Shabak (Israeli internal intelligence) denied him access.

In addition, we have learned that Ghassan is suffering from back pain and the Israeli prison service has denied him medical care. The lawyer managed to get this information from the Prosecutor yesterday as he was unable to see Ghassan. Ghassan also has a previous knee injury for which he was due to have surgery. He was on pain killing injections and we assume these have not been administered either. Palestinian prisoners are often held in stress positions for hours at a time during interrogation. The pain Ghassan is suffering is only likely to increase due to…

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