Israel Places Zaki Atta Under Administrative Detention for Refusing to Confess

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07 December 2016

Zaki Fayeq Atta, from Deir Abu Mash'al, was arrested on 8 August 2016, while he was in a car that allegedly had Molotov inside it. Mr. Atta was initially accused of weapon possession, however, the judge decided that the charge list was not substantial to convict him. As a result, the prosecution placed him under administrative detention for four months as a punitive measure for not confessing to the claims within the charge list. 

On 7 December 2016, Mr. Atta's order was renewed proving the Israeli occupation's reliance on the policy of administrative detention when failing to provide sufficient evidence to convict detainees, in addition to using this arbitrary detention as a punitive measure and a form of control against the Palestinian civilian population.