Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Prisoners' society warns of IOA systematic violence against prisoners

[ 05/08/2009 - 12:07 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- The Wa'ed society for prisoners has called for urgent intervention to halt the Israeli occupation authority's (IOA) systematic violent acts against Palestinian prisoners.

The society in a statement on Wednesday said that what happened in the Negev desert prison could happen any time in any other prison.

Conditions of 11,000 Palestinian prisoners in IOA jails have been deteriorating rapidly on all levels, it added.

The society warned that the Negev prison administration might adopt penal measures and/or collective punishment against the Palestinian detainees as a result of the fire that gutted the prison tents.

Israeli prison guards stormed the prison wards following the fire wounding three prisoners a couple of days ago.

The ministry of prisoners in Gaza held the IOA and the Israeli prisons authority fully responsible for lives of the prisoners following the incident in the Negev prison in which 2,300 Palestinians are languishing.