Actor Ziad Itani gestures after his release in al-Tariq al-Jadideh, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Ziad Itani, an actor released earlier this year after being arrested and falsely accused of collaborating with Israel, provided details of his detention and alleged torture by State Security to Human Rights Watch, in an account published Monday.Itani was arrested last November, on charges that were later revealed to have allegedly been cooked up by Maj. Human Rights Watch said it spoke to Itani in March, but withheld publishing the account upon his request.Itani said Abu Ghaida noted the claims and ordered a doctor to examine Itani, however no such examination took place.Itani said that the man hit him in the face and chest and blindfolded him.Itani said the man threatened to physically harm Itani's daughter, and to include his wife and sister in the investigation.Human Rights Watch said Itani then agreed to sign a confession.
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