Palestinian officers go on trial over death of Abbas critic Nizar Banat

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Palestinian officers go on trial over death of Abbas critic Nizar Banat
An autopsy carried out the day Banat died showed he was struck in the head and over the body with metal rods, leading to his death.
By REUTERS
SEPTEMBER 27, 2021

A Palestinian military court on Monday began the trial of 14 security officers charged with beating to death a prominent critic of President Mahmoud Abbas, in a case that has drawn widespread protests and calls for his resignation. Nizar Banat's death following his arrest on June 24 has heightened criticism of Abbas' Palestinian Authority and his security forces, who human rights groups say regularly arrest critics in the West Bank. Abbas denies the charges.

An autopsy carried out the day Banat died showed he was struck in the head and over the body with metal rods, leading to his death. The PA, which has limited self-rule in the West Bank, has vowed to hold those responsible to account.

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