Human rights watch demands Abbas to probe death of detainee Amro

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    WEST BANK, (PIC)-- Human rights watch (HRW) demanded de facto president Mahmoud Abbas to order an independent investigation into the death of Hamas prisoner Haitham Amro who was tortured to death 18 months ago by Palestinian authority security interrogators.

    In recent interviews with human rights watch, three witnesses to Amro's death independently provided graphic accounts of the events that led up to it. All three said they had identified intelligence agents who participated in torturing Amro.

    "Countries that provide direct support to the Palestinian Authority (PA) security agencies, notably the UK and US, should suspend aid to these agencies until officials are held accountable for human rights abuses," the rights organization said in a full report posted Wednesday on its website.

    A PA military court trial in July 2010 acquitted five security officers accused of Amro's death, claiming "lack of evidence" despite an official Palestinian autopsy report stating that he had died due to torture and testimony by the three detainees who witnessed his death.

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    "Human rights watch" has a peculiar sense of humor.
     

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