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Palestinian Authority must end use of excessive force in policing protests

Headline Title:  Palestinian Authority must end use of excessive force in policing protests 23 September 2013 Palestinian Authority (PA) police and security forces in the occupied West Bank must cease using unnecessary and excessive force against demonstrators, and must be held accountable when they commit human rights violations, Amnesty International said today.A new briefing, published today details how police and security forces have repeatedly carried out unprovoked and unlawful attacks on peaceful protesters. It also accuses the PA authorities of allowing them to do so with impunity.“Standards…

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