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Family says son paralyzed from torture in Israeli jail

June 23, 2010 9:14 A.M. (Updated: June 25, 2010 1:18 A.M.)
Jenin – Ma'an – The parents of a Palestinian detainee from Jenin have called on international rights groups to secure their son's immediate release, after he was reportedly tortured in an Israeli prison.

Asad Sholi, from the Kafr Dan village in Jenin, was severely beaten by Israeli Prison Service staff, during which both hands and legs were broken, parents said.

Sholi's injuries were went untreated, leaving him partially paralyzed , they added.

The parents called for his immediate release and transfer to a hospital to undergo treatment. Sholi has been in detention for the past six years.

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