Latest update: 17/12/2012
Human RIghts Watch criticises Hamas's legal system
Human Rights Watch has published a report accusing Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that governs the Gaza Strip, of running a criminal justice system rife with arbitrary arrests, torture and unfair trials. Hamas responded sharply, challenging the group's research. In a 43-page report titled 'Abusive System', HRW detailed seven cases and called for an immediate moratorium on capital punishment in the Gaza Strip, as well as an end to prosecutions of civilians in military courts.