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Mansour al-Shahateet

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL15099, tabled on 20 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Mansour Shahateet spent 10 years in solitary confinement during 17 years’ incarceration in an Israeli prison; and what assessment they have made of the compatibility of long-periods of solitary confinement with human rights principles.

Answered on

29 April 2021

We are aware of reports concerning Mansour Shahateet's detention. We repeatedly call on Israel to abide by its obligations under international law and have a regular dialogue with Israel on legal issues relating to the occupation, including the treatment of Palestinian prisoners. We remain committed to working with Israel to secure improvements to prison conditions and detention practices, including the provision of essential healthcare services upon release. In instances where there have been accusations of ill-treatment, we advocate swift, transparent investigation.