Sunday, January 6, 2008

Human rights group: Israel's trials of Palestinians are unfair

"An Israeli human rights group said on Sunday that Israel's trials of detained Palestinians in the West Bank violated international law and were often unfair.

Yesh Din, which monitors the legal rights of Palestinians, said in its report that only 23 of 8,854 verdicts handed down in 2006 by army courts resulted in acquittals. More than 99 percent of defendants were found guilty, the group said.

"The military court system does not meet the standards of international law and does not provide due process to those it adjudicates," said Michael Sfard, a legal adviser to the organization......."

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