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EUPOL COPPS Provides New Anti-Corruption Training Sessions

Author Source RAMALLAH, May 12, 2011 (WAFA) – As part of a larger anti-corruption and money laundering training program, EUPOL COPPS organized a further anti-corruption training session for 15 Palestinian public prosecutors and 11 judges, Thursday said an EUPOL COPPS press release. The training was provided by Professor Naser Abdel …

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Palestinian Authority: No Justice for Torture Death in Custody

Author Source Human Rights Watch (Jerusalem) – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas should order an independent investigation into the death of Haitham Amer, Human Rights Watch said today. Amer died 18 months ago, allegedly under torture by Palestinian security agents. A criminal inquiry and subsequent investigation failed to punish anyone …

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Palestinian Authority: Thugs, Police Abuse Peaceful Protesters

Author Source TTKN News (Ramallah) – The Palestinian Authority should open criminal investigations into members of its security services who apparently beat, kicked, and sexually molested protesters in Ramallah, Human Rights Watch said today. The US and European Union, which provide direct support to the Palestinian security services, should suspend …

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ICHR is Gravely Concerned over Reoccurrence of Death Incidents Inside the Detention Centers Administered by the Internal Securit

Author Source The Independent Commission for Human Rights The Independent Commission for Human Rights expresses its grave concern over the death of Adel Saleh Rizq, 52, from Jabalia Refugee Camp in the detention center of the Internal Security Agency in the Gaza Strip. According to the information of ICHR, the …

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Human Rights Watch Issues Report on Conditions of Palestinian Journalists

Author Source RAMALLAH, April 6, 2011 (WAFA) – Human Rights Watch Wednesday presented a report that documents violations against Palestinian journalists in the West Bank and Gaza during 2009-2010. The report, presented by Joe Stork, HRW deputy director for Middle East and North Africa, at a press conference in Ramallah, …

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Human Rights Watch: Rise in Attacks, Detentions by Palestinian Security Services

Author Source Human Rights Watch (Ramallah) – Severe harassment by Palestinian Authority and Hamas security forces targeting Palestinian journalists in the West Bank and Gaza has had a pronounced chilling effect on freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. In a new report, Human Rights Watch called on Palestinian …

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Getting the Palestinian Legislative Council out of the freezer

Author Source Al Mubadara With a plan proposed by Palestinian lawmakers to resuscitate the long-dormant Palestinian parliament, the Legislative Council, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas‘ call for reconciliation talks between Hamas and Fatah, it appears that the year old Palestinian internal crisis may be begining to ease. Following on these …

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