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Gaza activists decry rise in torture within prisons

Rights groups and activists have documented a rise in cases of torture against detainees and prisoners in the Gaza Strip, while the Ministry of Interior says it is launching investigations into the incidents and imposing sanctions.
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The number of victims of torture in Hamas-controlled prisons and detention centers in the Gaza Strip has increased significantly in recent months based on reports by Palestinian human rights centers. Torture has become a key method of interrogating detainees in the majority of cases.

Mohammed Sufian al-Qassas, 30, a resident of Khan Yunis, was arrested on Sept. 18 by three officers of the intelligence services inside his internet cafe, claiming they had received complaints that some of his clients were “insulting God.”

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