Sunday, January 23, 2011

Nafha prison authority cancels relatives' visits

[ 23/01/2011 - 07:19 PM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)-- The Israeli administration of the Nafha desert prison told the Red Cross on Sunday that it would not allow visits by relatives of detainees until further notice.
Miyasar Atiyani, an activist in prisoners' affairs, said in a press release that the ban was a penal measure against the prisoners for waging a hunger strike for two days.
She added that 360 prisoners from the Gaza Strip in Nafha have been deprived of family visits for four years along with 120 others from the West Bank.
In another development related to the Palestinian prisoners, Ra'fat Hamdona, the director of the prisoners' center for studies, said in a statement on Saturday that the Israeli higher court's decision about the secret prison 1391 legitimized violations inside it. The court ruled against uncovering the secrets of that jail.
He urged the world community to protect the Palestinian prisoners from the escalating Israeli violations.