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Alleged Beating by PA Interrogators Costs Palestinian Man His Speech

Reports of beatings and torture by PA security forces are common, but there is no follow up or accountability, reports Linah Alsaafin.
Members of the Palestinian security forces stand guard as a protest is held during the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the West Bank city of Ramallah November 21, 2012.  Israeli air strikes shook the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rockets struck across the border as Clinton held talks in Jerusalem in the early hours of Wednesday, seeking a truce that can hold back Israel's ground troops. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY) - RTR3AONI

Father of eight Mohammed Ghannam lost his ability to speak after less than 48 hours in the custody of the Palestinian Authority Preventative Security Forces.

Ghannam, 43, who works as a muezzin (crier responsible for calls to prayer) for the Ministry of Religious Endowment, was previously arrested three times by the Israeli occupation and twice by the Palestinian Authority (PA). The second time he was arrested by the PA, he was released after two weeks, only to be arrested again the same day by the Israeli army, which sentenced him to 25 months based on his political affiliation. He was released in October 2012.

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