Criminal Procedure Law - Interrogating Suspects - Amendment No. 4

Criminal Law and Procedures
Exempts the police and the Israeli Security Agency from making audio and video documentation of their interrogations of suspects in security offences. Though ostensibly neutral, the law is used exclusively against Palestinians, the overwhelming majority of “security” detainees.

This exemption violates the constitutional rights of detainees to equality, dignity and fair legal proceedings, creates conditions that may facilitate the torture of suspects during the interrogation, and it also affects the reliability of the evidence presented before the court against suspects.

Extended in 2012 by Amendment No. 6.

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