- Published on Tuesday, 07 August 2012 10:59
On Tuesday, 7th August, the Israeli Supreme Court turned down a petition to compel the Israeli Attorney General to open a criminal investigation into each complaint filed by Palestinian detainees who were tortured by the Israel Security Agency (ISA), also known as 'Shabak'.
Israeli newspaper Haaretz said that human rights groups submitted an appeal after the detainees filed 598 complaints against 'Shabak' investigators, who tortured the prisoners between 2001 and 2008. The group found that no criminal investigations were opened against any of the 'Shabak' investigators.
The Court's judges decided that 'Shabak' must examine the complaints only after the complainants submit evidence for torture.