Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian atheist who was jailed and beaten last
year for expressing anti-Muslim views on Facebook and in blogs says
Palestinian security forces are harassing him again, despite government
pledges to respect human rights.
renewed ordeal is part of a persistent climate of intolerance of
dissent in the territories controlled by Palestinian President Mahmoud
Abbas, say human rights activists. They say they've seen improvements,
including a marked decrease in the mistreatment of detainees, but that
Abbas' security forces, who are partially funded by the West, must halt
harassment and arbitrary detention.