BEIRUT, Sept 9 (AFP) - A trainee woman journalist
Lebanese men were abducted last week by Israeli security agents from
a village in southern Lebanon, a Lebanese human rights organisation
Cosette Ibrahim, 25, a graduate of the Lebanese
seized on September 2 in her home village of Rmeish, in the
part of the Israeli-occupied Lebanese border strip, the follow-up
committee for Lebanese prisoners in Israeli jails said in a
She was taken along with De Gaulle Bou Taleb, 40, and
Khiameh, 22, the committee said.
It added that she is
being held in Khiam, Israel's main jail in
the occupied zone, for "refusing
to cooperate with the Israeli army
"suffering from depression after being subjected to
psychological torture during interrogation by Israeli
agents," it said.
She is "accused of writing articles about the occupied zone,
giving the Lebanese army information about Israeli troop movements,"
in the zone, the committee said, describing her detention as a
violation of human rights and an attack on the press."
sent appeals for her release to UN Secretary General Kofi
Annan and Lebanese
President Emile Lahoud.
Similar appeals have been made by
Lebanese associations for
human rights groups, and by the chairman of the
More than 140 Lebanese
prisoners are held in Khiam. Some have
been detained there without trial for
more than 10 years. Conditions
in the jail have frequently been condemned by
organisations, including Amnesty International.