Friday, March 11, 2011

The Etzion prison administration forces captives out in the cold

[ 11/03/2011 - 12:39 PM ]
File photo of Palestinian captives

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- Dr. Azzam Salhab, member of the PLC said, through his lawyer, that the administration of the Etzion prison forced captives to stay outside in the cold in their underwear.
He told Jaclyn Fararjeh,a lawyer working with the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS),  that prison officers forced the captives out into the prison yards in their underwear and made them stay there for several hours as a punishment for them because they refused to take their dinner.
Palestinian captives held there have recently announced a hunger strike in protest of inhumane treatment at the facility, especially the refusal of the prison administration to allow blankets and clothes to be brought to the prisoners and the poor quality and quantity of food provided to the prisoners.
The PPS further said that conditions at the Nafha desert prison are extremely harsh and that the prison administration continues to punish the captives by strip searching them,  surprise raids on their cells and refusal to provide treatment for sick captives.
The PPS emphasised in its statement that the are a number of captives there who need immediate medical attention, some of them have been waiting for years to get treatment and their situation is worsening all the time.