Arutz-7, November 12, 1999
The Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group reports on what it calls
Yasser Arafat’s “unbelievable appointment.”
On Sunday of this week, Arafat decided to appoint Latif Abdel-Fattah as a
General Prosecutor in the Palestinian Attorney General Office.
PHRMG notes that Abdel-Fattah, while working for
the Palestinian General Intelligence Service, was convicted last year by a
Palestinian Military Court of mistreatment and carelessness leading to the
death of a prisoner.
He was sentenced to seven years in prison.
PHRMG stated that the appointment of Abdel-Fattah to a high-ranking position
seriously undermines “the credibility of the judiciary and
the general prosecution system,” and that “the torture leading to Waleed
al-Kawasmi’s death in prison last year was a gross human rights violation
conducted by Palestinian security forces.”