Friday, April 10, 2009

Female detainee sentenced to six months

Friday April 10, 2009 13:11 by IMEMC & Agencies

The Salim Israeli Military Court sentenced on Thursday detainee Nawal Al Sa’ady, from the Jenin refugee camp, to six months imprisonment and two thousands Israeli shekel fine.

Nawal Saadi - Image by Palestine-Info
Nawal Saadi - Image by Palestine-Info

Her lawyer stated that the court rejected an appeal to release her as she is suffering from several health issues, adding that the charges against her, which she denied, were not backed by solid evidence.

He described the ruling as unjust especially since Al Sa’ady has a number of health issues for which she is not receiving medical treatment.

Ten of her family members, including her husband, Bassam, are already imprisoned by Israel. Her husband is one of the leaders of the Islamic Jihad; he is imprisoned without charges.

Two weeks ago, he received a third extension to his administrative detention orders.

Last Year, Nawal was kidnapped by the army at a roadblock near Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank. She was detained and interrogated for 18 days.

Two of her children, Ibrahim and Abdul-Karim have been killed by the army.

Her father, and her brother are also imprisoned, and her sister-in-law, Qahera Al Sa’ady is serving a life term at an Israeli prison.