Palestinian man beaten to death in West Bank prison
The Palestinian Authority (PA) says it has launched an investigation after a man was apparently beaten to death in a jail in the West Bank city of Nablus.
Nablus Governor Akram Rajoub said Ahmed Halawa had been assaulted by Palestinian security forces at Junaid prison after shouting insults at them.
Mr Halawa was the alleged ringleader of an attack that led to the killing of two policemen in the area last week.
Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah described his death as an “irregular incident”.
However, human rights activists have in the past been extremely critical of the treatment of prisoners in Palestinian jails. They say that torture is common, and committed with impunity.
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