Israel’s Forgotten Hostages: Lebanese Detainees in Israel and Khiam Detention Centre
Reports | Report | 15.07.1997
An Amnesty International report on the detention and holding conditions of Lebanese nationals, held in Israel and in Khiam Detention Centre, operating under Israeli aegis in south Lebanon. The report suggests that for years, hundreds of detainees, including minors, have been held at Khiam Detention Centre, under appalling and inhuman conditions, and that most of them were subjected to severe and cruel torture during interrogation. Amnesty claims the detainees were held illegally, without charge or access to their lawyers. Amnesty believes that Israel has been holding some detainees without charge or trial as hostages, to be used as bargaining chips in negotiations.