Today, Wednesday, March 1, 2023, the Magistrate Court in Ramallah extended the detention of political detainee Yaman Berat for a period of seven days, It justified this extension by saying, “The charge against the accused is one of the charges that affect public order and security, to preserve it, and to give the Public Prosecution an opportunity to complete its investigative procedures and build an integrated investigation file.”
The Preventive Security has arrested Berat since February 8, 2023, and during his detention he was subjected to beatings and torture. The “Lawyers for Justice” group expresses concern about the extension of his detention, which may be related to the continuation of physical torture.
Accordingly; The group condemns all political arrests, as well as violating the physical integrity of detainees, from which all international and national conventions and norms are prohibited, as it is clear in the text of Article (5) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading” on the inadmissibility of violating physical integrity.