Friday, February 4, 2011

Center: Detainee's wife banned from visits

NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israel's prison administration has banned a detainee's wife from visits for one year because she refused to be strip-searched, a detainees' center said Thursday.

Mahmoud Al-Qawasmi's wife was accused of trying to smuggle a cell phone to her husband during a visit.

She denies the charge, and said she is banned because she refused to submit to a strip-search.

Al-Qawasmi was detained in 2004 and sentenced to 21 years accused of resisting the occupation.