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John Lyons wins UN praise for Mid-East expose

[25 October 2014] - THE Australianís Middle East correspondent, John Lyons has taken out a prestigious prize in the United Nations Association of Australia media awards for an expose on the Israeli militaryís treatment of Palestinian boys in the West Bank. Working with the ABCís Four Corners, Lyons revealed evidence that the military had targeted the boys, who were allegedly ruthlessly questioned and forced to sign confessions before being taken to court for sentencing.

IDF briefly detains mentally disabled Palestinian boy
[October 2014] - Troops bind and blindfold the 11 year old on suspicion of stone-throwing, release him 15 minutes later.
Israel's High Court chooses occupation over international law
[October 2014] - In at least two major decisions, Israelís top court has shown it is prepared to uphold grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention.
Supreme Court of Israel's role in the occupation
[October 2014] - Since 1967, Israelís Supreme Court has heard thousands of petitions submitted on behalf of Palestinians living under military occupation.