Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ghoul: Israel violates all international laws protecting rights of prisoners

[ 11/12/2010 - 10:10 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- Palestinian minister of prisoners' affairs Mohamed Al-Ghoul said that Israel flouts all international agreements and treaties which stipulate the need for providing good treatment and humane incarceration condition for prisoners.
"As the international institutions is commemorating the 62nd anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights, which was approved by the UN General Assembly…, the Israeli occupation authority is still violating these conventions and agreements and using against the Palestinian and Arab prisoners, who number more than 7,000 detainees, all criminal means that are contrary to the principles of human rights," Ghoul stated in a press release on Friday.
The minister pointed out that the second article of the universal declaration of human rights stipulates that every human being should enjoy all rights and freedoms set forth in the declaration whithout distinction, and be protected against slavery and servitude.
He emphasized that Israel is following a systematic policy against prisoners in order to kill them mentally and physically through different torture means, especially the medical neglect method which has claimed the lives of more than 52 Palestinian prisoners so far.
The minister appealed, on the occasion of the world day of human rights, to all human rights institutions to necessarily work hard on protecting the Palestinian prisoners against the Israeli violations and forcing Israel to respect human rights.