Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Detainees in Asqalan barred from visitation rights for 1 week for rejecting orange jumpsuits

Wednesday May 06, 2009 11:44 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

The Israeli Prison Administration in Asqalan (Ashkelon) Prison decided to bar the detainees from their visitation rights for one week for rejecting the wear the Orange Jumpsuits, the administration is trying to force all detainees to wear.


The one week punishment could be renewed should the detainees continue to reject the jumpsuits.

The Palestinian Ministry of Detainees reported that the administration initially decided t bar the detainees from their visitation rights for one month after they conducted a hunger strike in protest to the Israeli decision.

The administration then decided to reduce the ban on visitations to one week, in the period between May 3 and May 10.

The Ministry added that the detainees are threatening to escalate their protests should Israel use force to oblige them to wear the jumpsuits.

The detainees said that organ jumpsuits brings to mind images of the infamous Guantanamo prison.