Conviction rate for Israeli interrogators who use torture: 0%
Allison Deger on February 20, 2014
Israeli actor demonstrates the “shabach” position for the human rights group B’tselem. (Photo: AP)
In Israel torturing Palestinian prisoners is against the law, but since 2001 there has not been a single conviction—even when the state admits its use. Over the past 13 years Palestinian detainees have filed over 800 petitions to criminally prosecute and in 15 percent of those trials, the state admitted to the abuse. That’s right, zero.