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Israel: Draft law extends incommunicado detention

A proposed law on the arrest, detention and interrogation of non-residents suspected of security offences in Israel would permit a delay of 96 hours before a detainee can be brought before a judge, no access to a lawyer for a period of up to 50 days and no right for the detainee to be present at the hearing to challenge the legality of his detention. In a letter to the Chair of the Knesset, the ICJ expressed concern that, if adopted, this law would open the door to prolonged incommunicado detention, and increase the risk of torture.

Draft Law Israeli NGOs Statement ICJ Statement