UN warns Israel that law changes could worsen human rights

The United Nations said on Wednesday that Israel’s decisions to impose up to 20 years prison for people throwing stones and to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike threatened to worsen an "already-precarious human rights situation."

UN political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman also told the UN Security Council he was concerned about Israel’s decision to extend the use of prolonged administrative detention and called for all detainees to be promptly charged or released.

Israel’s security cabinet on Aug. 2 extended to its own citizens so-called "administrative detention", a practice commonly applied to Palestinian militant suspects and condemned internationally.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/UN-warns-Israel-that-law-changes-could-worsen-human-rights-412622

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