menacing charges, which if "proven" can
lead to a sentence of years in prison, are based
on the suspicion that Tali translated and explained
the contents of an IDF document to activists with
the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in Jenin Refugee Camp.
The document, left behind by the IDF after a military
incursion into the camp, detailed an operation aimed
at assasinate the "wanted" men named in
it - e.g. that if Tali really DID it she
saved men's life, and pervented a war crime...
is imprisoned since August 9, in isolation - 2 of
the 5 monts she spent in GSS interrogation, during
the first month of interrogation she was sexually
harassed, deprived of sleep, deprived of food, and
cuffed too tightly. During this "interrogation"
the GSS officers tried to "turn Tali into a
good Jew" (in their words), to convince her
there is no occupation, and refused to tell her
what she is suspected of. After her interrogation
failed to garner incriminating evidence that could
stand up in a court of law, she was placed under
administrative detention (arrest with no due process)
for a period of four months. There, in a civilian
women's prison, she was subject to the abusive treatment
of guards, who were the only people with whom she
was allowed to have contact other than her mother
and her lawyer. Kept in solitary confinement one
out of the three months, she was denied cigarettes,
shampoo, toothpaste, books, letters, etc. One month
before her administrative detention was due to end
she was transferred to GSS custody once more. Beginning
on December 5, 2003, she spent three weeks in "interrogation"
during which time she was handcuffed to a chair,
deprived of sleep, denied use of the toilet, and
medical treatment.At the end of this "interrogation,"
Tali Fahima was indicted on the charges outlined
the last hearing of the trial (that was posponded,
as usual) Tali complained at her detention conditions
- She said that as she is kept all the time in isolation,
denied from phonecalls, (and as half of the period
she was denied from family visits). She even didn't
knew about the hearing untill she was waken in the
morning and taken to the court... We are afraid
that as she is the only Jewish anti occupation political
prisoner in the prison, the prison authorities consider
to keep her in solitary all her time in...
information about Tali can be found at:
will be greatfull if you will publish her case in
Behalf of the Solidarity committe with Tali Fahima,