Monday, November 8, 2010

Rights group: Female detainees in Talmond denied medical treatment

[ 06/11/2010 - 04:52 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Several ill detainees in the female population of the Israeli Talmond prison have been denied medical treatment, a Palestinian rights group reported, adding that the prison administration has refused to allow a dentist into the facility.
The Mandela rights group head Buthaina Duqmaq, in statement she issued Saturday after visiting Israeli prisons, said female detainees in the Hasharon prison have been deprived of manual work materials and footwear from outside and have been thus forced to buy from the prison's canteen at exorbitant prices.
The attorney said she was unable to complete her visit and interview all of the prisoners because of an emergency alert inside the prison.
Duqmaq called on the Red Cross and other rights groups to pressure the prison administration to solve the prisoners' problems and guarantee medical attention and other basic needs of prisoners.