Victim's charges: Among the charges Darwish was convicted of, and for which the judge sentenced him to death, were participation in firing on a security patrol – killing one soldier, Hussein Bouah Zabani, and wounding another – and possession of a machine gun.
Verdict: Sentenced to death
Date of verdict: Sentenced to death
Updates on trial: Unknown
Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention, Denied access to a lawyer , Denied contact with family, Held in Solitary confinement, Torture and ill-treatment
Violation details: During his time in solitary confinement, the investigation, and the denial of access to a lawyer, Mustafa Darwish was subjected to cruel treatment and psychological and physical torture, with the goal of obtaining confessions, including psychological intimidation, violent beatings, sleep deprivation, late night interrogations, insults, and verbal abuse. He told the judge in court that he refused to certify to the ratification judge statements extracted under the stress of torture. Darwish also informed the judge that he was forced to stamp the statements, but the judge gave him the choice of certifying the statements or returning to investigation, which caused him to certify them for fear of being returned to the torture chambers.
Reference 1: https://www.esohr.org/en/?p=2244
Reference 2: https://www.esohr.org/en/?p=2801
Reference 3: https://www.esohr.org/en/?p=2974