Thursday, January 7, 2010

Researcher calls for increased attention to long-term prisoners

Gaza – Ma’an – Sixty-five-year-old prisoner Ibrahim Jaber, the fifth oldest Palestinian in Israeli detention, was moved to the Ramon facility in the Negev desert last week, researcher in prisoners affairs Abdel Nasser Farawneh said Wednesday.

Farawneh said in a statement that Jaber, who has been in prison for 27 years, has been ignored and deserves more attention from international organizations. He called on human rights groups to highlight the plight of men who have spent almost half their lives in prison.

Jaber was detained in 1982, accused of involvement in the death of three Israelis in Jerusalem and affiliation with Fatah.