Hannah Friedman Z”L – Founder and first Executive Director

Hannah Friedman was the founder of PCATI and its Executive Director during the organization first 15 years. Under her guidance PCATI led the HCJ “Torture Petition”, which set a precedent and outlawed torture in Israel. In 2013 she received the Leibowitz Prize for her persistent anti-torture advocacy.

Hannah passed away in June 2021. Her life was dedicated to the fight for human rights.