PALESTINE: GAZA COURT ISSUES TWO DEATH SENTENCES, ONE TO CONVICTED COLLABORATOR
August 27, 2013: A court in the Gaza Strip sentenced two men to death, one of them - identified only as B.H. - on charges of collaborating with Israel. The other man was sentenced to death on criminal charges of killing three Palestinians in Khan Younis.
In early August, UN rights chief Navi Pillay described the judicial process in Gaza as deeply flawed. "I am concerned about the process by which death sentences are imposed by military and civilian courts in the Gaza Strip," she said. "Serious concerns have also been raised about ill-treatment and torture during interrogations of persons later sentenced to death." (Sources: Ma'an, 27/08/2013)