Sunday, April 19, 2009

Studies center: IPA refuses to treat seriously ill prisoner

[ 19/04/2009 - 03:54 PM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSAELM, (PIC)-- The Palestinian center for prisoners' studies has said that Ali Safouri, who is held in Israeli occupation authority jails since April 2002, was suffering from a strange skin disease but the Israeli prisons authority was refusing to treat him.

The center in a statement on Sunday quoted Safouri as saying in a message that the IPA took him to the Soroka hospital in Beer Sheba but when the doctor prescribed a medication for him the prison's doctor refused to dispense it.

Safouri's wife appealed to the Red Cross and human rights institutions to save her husband's life, highlighting that his disease was spreading all over his face and body.

Safouri, who is serving five life sentences and 20 years, has been "convicted" of leading the Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad Movement in Jenin, and for responsibility over a number of bombing attacks.

The center urged all those concerned to follow up the Palestinian prisoners suffering from various diseases in IOA jails and to demand allowing them to be checked by medical teams.

For her part, Ahlam Al-Tamimi, a Palestinian young woman serving 17 life sentences in IOA jails, said that the IPA had threatened and already started to tighten the penal measures against the Palestinian women prisoners in Hasharon and Telmond.

She told a lawyer of the international Tadamun (solidarity) institution that the IPA replaced glass utensils with plastic ones, barred detainees from watching Al-Jazeera TV network and banned entry of shoes to force them buy ones from the prison, which are sold at high prices, along with other measure.