Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Second Palestinian detainee dies in custody in West Bank

Al Arabiya/Agencies 2 Mar -- Authorities in the West Bank have launched an investigation after the death of a 40-year-old man who was taken into Palestinian custody.  The family of Ayman Abu-Sufian said he was diabetic and suffered from high blood pressure before he passed away on Friday. Abu-Sufian was detained on Wednesday and charged with assault. Human rights groups criticized the government for mistreating its detainees in Palestinian prisons. An official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Saturday that the Palestinian attorney general has launched an investigation.
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