I recently wrote about the kidnapping of Dr. Dirar Abu-Sisi, the director of the Gaza power plant, in Ukraine. Now he has disclosed details about his kidnapping and his transfer to Israel through his lawyer of the PCHR. The PCHR calls for immediate release of Abu Sisi and considers his abduction and detention as a violation of the international treaties.
According to what was revealed, Dr. Abu-Sisi was kidnapped by three Ukrainian government employees, two in military uniform and one in civilian clothes, from a train between Kharkov and Kiev. These three took his passport away from him by force and then forced him to get off the train under threats of shooting him. They shackled him and took him to an apartment with six men who identified themselves as “mossad agents”. They started interrogating him in that apartment, where he was shackled and had his head covered. From there, they took him to an airplane, which landed at an unknown location after about three hours of flight. The airplane then flew about one more hour before arriving in israel.
Together with my last article about this issue, I wrote to the Ukraine government to ask them for an explanation about this event. The Ukrainian government has not answered this request, which I sent to the office of the Prime Minister, the Interior and Foreign Ministers on March 13 2011. I take this as an implicit admission of what has transcended now, that they are complicit in criminal, lawless behavior.
In a related development, the Ukrainian prime minister Mykola Azarov visited Israel after the perpetration of the kidnapping Dr. Abu-Sisi by his employees. The visit took place from 14 – 16 March 2011. During his visit to israel, Azarov refused to answer journalists questions about the abduction of Dr. Abu-Sisi and the involvement of his government in the kidnapping. This kidnapping is as a shameless and dirty as anything where israel is involved. It is the most lawless incident of terrorism known in the history of the Ukraine, it leaves prime minister Azarov looking like a gangster.
Below is PCHR statements which was published by the lawyer of Abu Sisi.
On 19 February 2011, members of the national intelligence agency of Israel (Mossad) kidnapped Dirar Mousa Yousef Abu Sisi, 42 while he was in the Ukraine. Mr. Abu Sisi is the Director of the Operations, Department in Gaza Power Generation Plant. Mossad then transferred Abu Sisi to Israel. Abu Sisi is currently being detained in Asqalan “Ashkelon” prison. Yesterday, 20 March 2011, a lawyer from the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) managed to visit Abu Sisi for the first time.
Abu Sisi told the PCHR lawyer that on 19 February 2011 he was travelling by train from Kharkov to Kiev to meet with his brother Yousef who was coming from the Netherlands. Abu Sisi stated that three persons, two in military uniforms, entered his room on the train. They asked him to show his passport but he refused. Then they threatened him and forcefully took his passport. They forced him to get off the train at the nearby station of Poltava. At this time he was handcuffed and hooded.
He was transported in a car to Kiev. Once in Kiev he was held in an apartment where there were another six persons who introduced themselves to be members of the Mossad. Abu Sisi said that the Mossad members immediately questioned him and then flew him by plane. The flight lasted between four and five hours before landing in a place unknown to him. Approximately thirty minutes later, they took off again and the flight lasted for approximately one hour. Upon landing Abu Sisi found himself in Israel. Abu Sisi told the PCHR lawyer that he was denied contact with a lawyer for fourteen days. This denial was extended for another eleven days. He said that he was placed under intensive interrogations and that he was denied his legal rights.
It should be noted that the Israeli security authorities imposed a media blackout regarding the kidnapping of Abu Sisi and prevented lawyers from visiting him to check on his health and provide legal assistance during the second period.
After knowing the details from Abu Sisi, PCHR has doubts about whether there was collusion from international parties in the kidnapping. Especially as Abu Sisi was not legally arrested by Ukrainian authorities and he did not have any appearances in domestic courts. PCHR has concerns over the deterioration of Abu Sisi’s health and notes that he has cholelithiasis and he takes blood thinning medicines. He is experiencing serious psychological problems after going into long and continued investigation sessions. PCHR calls for the immediate release of Abu Sisi.