Israel tells UN 'secret' detention center is empty

May 7, 2009 00:11


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Israel's intelligence agency has stopped using a detention facility where Palestinians and others were allegedly held in isolation, an Israeli government official told a UN torture watchdog Wednesday. Human rights groups say the detention center, known as Facility 1391, may have violated international law and UN experts questioned Israel about it at a hearing in Geneva this week. Deputy State Attorney for Special Affairs Shai Nitzan told the UN Committee Against Torture that the Israel Security Agency, better know as Shin Bet, "has not used this facility for years, and actually no detainee was held there since September 2006."

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town