Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ex-prisoner Fidda: Palestinian female captives experience harsh incarceration

[ 02/02/2010 - 05:26 PM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)-- Liberated prisoner Majeda Fidda, member of the Nablus municipal council, has said that Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation authority (IOA) jails are experiencing harsh incarceration conditions and deliberate medical neglect.
Fidda, in a statement published by the Ahrar center for prisoners' studies and human rights on Tuesday, said that a number of those female prisoners suffer from heart and gynecological diseases but the prison administration always gives them the usual Akamol pill.
She said that the administration bans entry of scientific books and shut down some TV channels in addition to depriving prisoners of family visits and messages.
The prison administration in Hasharon jail barred the entry of shoes and used bad words in insulting the prisoners, Fidda, also a pharmacist, said.
She noted that the prison administration only provided potatoes and carrots to the prisoners in very small quantities and increased the prices of food in the prison canteen so that prisoners could not buy them.