Gaza rights group urges Hamas to investigate detainee's death

10:49, June 28, 2011      

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A Palestinian rights group based in the Gaza Strip on Monday called on Hamas to investigate the death of a Palestinian inside a Hamas police station.

Ibrahim Al-Araj was transferred dead to a hospital in the middle of Gaza Strip two days after he was detained by police detectives who said they were fighting drugs, said the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR).

The PCHR quoted relatives of the dead as saying there were signs of torture on his body.

In May and June, three people died of torture in Hamas detention facilities and a fourth man was sent to hospital in critical condition, according to the PCHR.

Hamas, the Islamic movement, took over the Gaza Strip in 2007 after routing forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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