Hamas policemen guard outside a Gaza military court September 17, 2012
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Gazans face 'serious abuses' in criminal justice system

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip face "serious abuses" in the justice system, according to a report from pressure group Human Rights Watch (HRW).

The violations included arbitrary arrest, incommunicado detention, torture, and unfair trials, HRW said.

Hamas's deputy foreign minister Ghazi Hamad told the BBC's Jon Donnison that the allegations were being investigated but that the situation had improved.

  • 03 Oct 2012