Saturday, December 12, 2009

Female detainee kept in isolation for insulting guard

Gaza – Ma’an – A woman Palestinian prisoner has been kept in solitary confinement following a verbal incident with an Israeli prison guard, the Hussam prisoners association said on Tuesday.

Wafa’ Al-Lubs, 26, has been held in solitary confinement at the Ar-Ramlah prison for 100 days and has been prevented from making or receiving phones calls or visitors after she verbally assaulted a prison guard, the association said.

Al-Lubs’ father contacted the Hussam association to visit his daughter, who expressed his deep concern for her, having received no news on his daughter.

Three months ago, Al-Lubs was permitted to have surgery for a nervous system condition that affects her left hand and fingers, following three years of continued pressure on the Israeli Prison Services by fellow detainees.

Al-Lubs was born on 8 July 1984 in Jabaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip, and was detained by Israeli forces in 2005 at the Erez checkpoint in northern Gaza and sentenced to 12 years.

The Hussam association said that, as a result of torture in the Israeli prison, Al-Luba has lost one of her eyes.