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Israeli Murder by Torture

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The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Article 7 states:

"No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment."

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Its Article 10 states:

" All persons deprived of their liberty shall be treated with humanity...."

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Other international laws affirm similar obligations. Israel spurns them with impunity.

In 1987, its Landau Commission prohibited torture conditionally. It supported Israel's Penal Law "necessary defense" provision.

It approves "psychological and moderate physical pressure." It's used to force confessions to convict. Detainees say anything to stop pain. Torture-extracted evidence is impermissible. Israel uses it anyway. Innocent Palestinians languish in gulag hell.

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Landau Commission members approved what they should have condemned. They called coercive interrogation practices necessary against "hostile (or) terrorist activity." They affirmed it against expressions of Palestinian nationalism.

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