The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel was founded in 1990 by Ms. Hanna Friedman (Executive Director of PCATI until January 2008).
June 14, 2021admin
20/10/2020: Israeli and Palestinian human rights organizations: Hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras may die any day, must be immediately released.
October 25, 2020admin
Adalah, PCATI demand urgent Israeli Supreme Court hearing on petition seeking reversal of state attorney’s decision to close probe into police killing of Bedouin math teacher 14/09/2020 In 2018, Adalah called on Israel’s attorney general to intervene and order an independent investigation into the killing of Ya'akub Abu al-Qi'an due to fears ...
September 15, 2020admin
On June 26, the world marks the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Some think of torture as a bygone phenomenon, or at least one which is no longer found in countries considering themselves advanced; but the reality is - unfortunately - very different. In Israel alone, the ...
June 26, 2020admin
לאור משבר הקורונה, השר לבטחון פנים פועל לשחרור מוקדם של 500 אסירים פליליים. מדובר בצעד מבורך, אך ממש לא מספיק. מגפת הקורונה מסוכנת עבור האסירים הבטחוניים לא פחות מאשר עבור האסירים הפליליים. גם במקרה שלהם צריך וחשוב לשחרר מוקדם את מי שניתן – מבלי לסכן את הציבור הרחב כמובן - ולקדם ...
March 22, 2020admin
Twenty years ago, o 1999 Sep. , Shin Bet security services interrogations changed overnight. The High Court of Justice ruled in detail and at length on the methods used in Shin Bet interrogation rooms, and completely outlawed torture. The ruling was handed down five years after the Public Committee Against ...
September 26, 2019admin
20 Years after the Israeli High Court landmark ruling that outlawed torture, PCATI's SEO writes in Haaretz "There aren’t many such clear-cut, hands-down successes. It’s rare that a court ruling alters reality so drastically. The change in Israel fit in with a worldwide trend. Today hardly any Western democracy is willing to ...
September 22, 2019admin
On 26 of November 2018, Israel’s High Court of Justice dismissing complaint on the torture of a Palestinian Man, Mr. Firas Tbeish, by interrogators from the Israel Security Agency (ISA, also known as the Shabak, or Shin-Bet), the Israeli body in charge of security intelligence in Israel and the Occupied ...
September 16, 2019admin
PRESS RELEASE - EMBARGOED UNTIL 3 JUNE 2019 00:00 GMT May 2019 KILLING AT UMM AL-HIRAN Forensic Architecture’s investigation into the aftermath of the killing by police of Yaqub Musa Abu alQi’an finds ongoing violations: police used ‘less-lethal’ munitions against civilians, potentially including Arab politician Ayman Odeh. Later, police failed to share crucial ...
July 31, 2019admin