ISF Information branch - a security force or a death cult ?

Patriot

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Reading through the below article i cannot but remember the black days of the Syrian occupation era,
a Human being crippled under torture, denied hospitalization and left to die.

Such a shame !
As a Lebanese i cannot but voice my utter objection to the inhumane and unorthodox techniques used by the Information branch of the ISF under the watch of the Lebanese authorities who in their turn ignored the requests of the UN high commissioner of human rights to force their hand and stop the torture against Hassan.

The President of the Lebanese republic should call for an immediate investigation against the Information branch and the ISF's leadership allowing such atrocities, courtesy of the Syrian intelligence forces, be committed by Lebanese security agencies on Lebanese soil.


وفاة حسان الضيقة تحت تعذيب "المعلومات"

أصدر المحامي توفيق الضيقة بياناً نعى فيه نجله حسان الضيقة الذي سقط ضحية العنف والتعذيب الذي تعرض له لدى شعبة المعلومات، مشيراً الى أن "نجله أصيب بعد التعذيب بالشلل في رجله اليسرى وكان بحاجة الى عملية جراحية في ظهره وكان يحتاج بعد اجراء العملية الى متابعة علاج لمدة تزيد عن ستة أشهر وهو ما تضمنته تقارير طبية عديدة أكدت على العنف على ظهره كما تقارير طبية شرعية اخرى وكان طيلة الفترة من تاريخ توقيفه لا يسمح له بالطبابة او ادخاله المستشفى".

ولفت الوالد الى ان "بعد ان تفاقم وضعه ادخل بتاريخ ٢٠١٩/٤/٢ الى سجن مستشفى الحياة وبقي فيها الى حين وفاته في سجن المستشفى"، مشيراً الى أنه "تقدم بشكاوى ضد شعبة المعلومات الا انه اصطدم بتغطية النائب العام الاستئنافي غادة عون للشعبة وشاركها قاضي التحقيق نقولا منصور خوفا منها بحسب ما كان يعلنه لنا وهو كان يعلن لي وعلى مسمع المحامين من انه مظلوم وتعرض للعنف والتعذيب ومن أمور سوف نعلن عنها لاحقا ونضعها بتصرف الجهات المعنية ".

وأضاف: "قد رافق قضية المرحوم حسان مراجعات واتصالات مع القصر الجمهوري ونواب ووزراء منهم وزارة العدل والوزير جريصاتي ولجنة حقوق الانسان النيابية ومرجعيات سياسية مختلفة وتوصلنا الى إقامة شكوى امام المفوضية السامية لحقوق الانسان في الامم المتحدة - جنيف وبدورها راسلت الدولة اللبنانية التي لم تعطي الأهمية للقضية، وقد رفضت النائب عون والقاضي منصور وايضاً القاضي ربيع حسامي وبالرغم من تقارير الأطباء وتقارير المستشفى من اخلاء سبيله بهدف العناية الصحية لإجراء عملية جراحية في ظهره ومتابعة العلاج للشلل في رجله على قاعدة ان المرحوم يكذب متذرعين بان تقارير الأطباء مزورة وقد أجري له صورة رنين مغناطيسي لمرتين والقاضية عون رفضت والقاضي منصور الاعتداد بها".


وتابع: "كان الجميع يسألني لماذا تقدمت بشكاوى ضد شعبة المعلومات الى ان تم تركيب وفبركة ملف ضدي وإبلاغي التهديد وبعدها تدخل مسؤول نحتفظ بذكر اسمه الذي اتصل برئيس فرع المعلومات الذي قال للمسؤول إنه مطلوب راس والد المرحوم وطلب إسقاط الشكاوى ضد شعبة المعلومات علما ان وفاة الشهيد حسان الضيقة فضيحة خطيرة وكبيرة وقضية فساد ضد الانسانية ابطالها شعبة المعلومات وقضاة تسببوا بوفاة المظلوم حسان الضيقة وأننا لجأنا الى الامم المتحدة بسبب عدم تطبيق القانون رقم ٢٠١٧/٦٥ ورفض القاضية عون ومنصور من تطبيقه لحماية شعبة المعلومات".

وناشد "فخامة رئيس الجمهورية احتراما للقانون ٢٠١٩/٦٥ الذي يحمل توقيعه بملاحقة من تسبب بوفاة ابني بعد العنف والتعذيب"، داعياً وسائل الاعلام "للمواكبة لأنها قضية حقوق إنسان".

وكان حسّان الضيقة قد أوقف بموجب مذكّرة توقيف وجاهية صادرة عن قاضي التحقيق الأوّل في جبل لبنان نقولا منصور في الأوّل من شهر تشرين الثاني 2018، في ملفّ مخدّرات.


 

Rafidi

Legendary Member
May his soul RIP.

Whatever his crime was (guilty of drug charges or not), torture is not justifiable.

Those who tortured him and caused his death should be prosecuted and handed harsh sentences, as an example to other beasts in uniform who might think of repeating the same treatment to others in their custody.

Only in a lawless country do security forces torture their own citizens. What is the use of torturing a citizen when he is already in custody? It is either the security agency has evidence against him to implicate him or it doesn't, and he is innocent. Whether there is use or not, torture contravenes human rights and international treatises and agreements, including the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Conventions. It is a crime against humanity.

Our government and parliament should ensure a law is passed banning this animalistic treatment and specifying punishments for anyone found guilty of committing torture. This is a shame to our country and shame to our security agencies for a Lebanese to die as a result of torture in their custody.
 

TayyarBeino

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19:20

مصادر قضائية للـ LBCI:
- الضيقة استحصل سابقا على تقرير طبيب شرعي ذكر فيه انه تعرض للتعذيب والضرب لدى شعبة المعلومات الا انه تبين انه مزور وتم شراؤه بـ 500 $
- الضيقة كان يعاني من مشاكل صحية في اسفل ظهره ادت الى تركيب براغ كما وكسر في قدمه الامر الذي ادى الى تدهور حالته الصحية وتم نقله للمستشفى حيث توفي ووالده رفض تشريح الجثة
 

mikeys71

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19:20

مصادر قضائية للـ LBCI:
- الضيقة استحصل سابقا على تقرير طبيب شرعي ذكر فيه انه تعرض للتعذيب والضرب لدى شعبة المعلومات الا انه تبين انه مزور وتم شراؤه بـ 500 $
- الضيقة كان يعاني من مشاكل صحية في اسفل ظهره ادت الى تركيب براغ كما وكسر في قدمه الامر الذي ادى الى تدهور حالته الصحية وتم نقله للمستشفى حيث توفي ووالده رفض تشريح الجثة
Who is the Doctor that sold the report for $500?? Was he arrested? Broken bones rarely lead to death. Water boarding, chocking, senseless beating and torturing usually do. This is unacceptable. We are becoming a police state with no regard to human rights. Kind of of like Syria and Iran. #al-3ahed el quawi. #3ahed el zil
 

Manifesto

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Orange Room Supporter
Torture investigations are a disgrace. Can't believe they are still carried out in this day and age.

@Rachel Corrie I have to say I like your stances on human rights issues.
I think enhanced interrogation techniques are never justified no matter how dangerous the suspect is.

When you resort to torture it makes you no better than the criminal you condemn.
 

Patriot

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Death of detainee in Lebanon: Bachelet urges investigation into allegations of torture and unlawful treatment


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GENEVA (14 May 2019) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday called for a thorough, effective and independent investigation into the death of a detained 44-year-old Lebanese man, Hassan Toufic Dika, on 11 May.
Mr. Dika’s death occurred despite numerous interventions by a variety of UN entities, including the UN Human Rights Office, with the Lebanese authorities after he was allegedly tortured in prison following his arrest in November 2018, and was subsequently denied due process and deprived of timely essential medical care.
"The tragic death of Hassan Dika highlights what appears to be a number of very serious failings in Lebanon’s legal and prison systems," the High Commissioner said. "The country’s own laws seem to have been ignored, both in terms of the failure to investigate the original allegations of torture – which were supported by compelling forensic medical reports – as well as the refusal to provide medical treatment."
"In addition," Bachelet continued, "legal procedures appear to have been flouted from the time of Mr. Dika’s arrest by Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces, until his death on Saturday. For all these reasons, there must be an independent, prompt and credible investigation into all aspects of his case, in order to find out what went wrong and to ensure such situations no longer occur in Lebanon."
Torture and other forms of cruel and inhuman treatment are totally prohibited in any circumstances under both international and Lebanese law. "If Mr. Dika was indeed tortured – as the medical evidence allegedly suggests – then those who ordered and committed this crime must be held accountable, as must anyone who denied him his right to receive medical care and anyone who deprived him of any of his legal rights," the High Commissioner said.
In addition to several interventions by the UN Human Rights office in both Beirut and Geneva, three specialized independent UN experts* sent a letter on 25 January to the Lebanese government outlining their "grave concern regarding the alleged arbitrary detention and ill treatment of Mr. Dika since his arrest."
They noted that Mr. Dika was arrested by the Internal Security Forces (ISF), on 1 November 2018, on drug-related charges. He was then held incommunicado and allegedly subjected to heavy beating including on his intimate parts, electric shocks and forced nudity, and subsequently forced into signing a confession.
On 5 November 2018, Mr. Dika was transferred to the detention place in the Palace of Justice in Baabda. It is only then that his family was informed about his whereabouts and about the charges brought against him.
On 23 November, a lawsuit was filed with the Public Prosecutor’s Office alleging arbitrary arrest and torture and other ill-treatment in detention. However, in what appears to be clear contravention of Article 5 of Lebanon’s Law #65 on the Criminalization of Torture, enacted in October 2017, no investigation was launched, and the lawsuit was withdrawn (allegedly under pressure from the authorities) in March 2019.
A second lawsuit alleging torture was filed in December 2018, which also failed to trigger the investigation that should have been launched under Article 5.
In April, Mr. Dika was finally admitted to hospital after suffering partial paralysis of his left leg and severe pain in his back. He was reportedly unable to walk or stand.**
He died on 11 May 2019.
The High Commissioner also called on the Lebanese authorities, as a matter of urgency, to allocate resources to Lebanon’s National Commission for Human Rights, which, in line with the country’s international obligations, has a ‘Prevention Mechanism’ that can make a significant difference in implementing the provisions of the Convention Against Torture, including in places of detention.
ENDS
* The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention; the Special Rapporteur on the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; and the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
** Under the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the ' Mandela Rules'), Rules 24 to 35 establish the State’s responsibility to provide healthcare for prisoners. In particular, Rule 27 indicate that prisoners who require specialized treatment or surgery shall be transferred to specialized institutions or to civil hospitals. Under Rule 71 of the Mandela Rules, States have a legal obligation to ensure that a competent authority, independent of the prison administration, conducts an investigation for all cases of deaths in custody, even where there are no allegations of ill-treatment.



 

Libnene Qu7

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What a shame. Our entire police force needs a total overhaul. Assholes in uniform.
 

Patriot

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What a shame. Our entire police force needs a total overhaul. Assholes in uniform.

Unfortunately, this is the residual inheritance following their mentorship at the hands of a barbaric occupation for over 15 years.

We’re living in (a) police state(s), literally.
Right now, a traffic corps officer or a foot soldier believes he’s the law or even above it.
It is going to take some time and some fundamental law amendments to eradicate this mentality completely.
 
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