Thursday, April 21, 2011

Israeli prison administration forces women prisoners to wear orange costume

[ 19/04/2011 - 02:53 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- The Israeli administraiton of Hasharon jail forced Palestinian women prisoners to wear orange uniforms while heading to courts and confiscated food and covers in their possession.
The Palestinian prisoner association said in a statement on Tuesday that the prison administration also prevented the prisoners from taking any papers with them when they meet lawyers even if they were legal papers such as the indictment lists or plain papers and pens.
Fawzi Shalloudi, a lawyer with the association, said after visiting those prisoners that the administration had imposed new sanctions on them since Sunday.
He added that the sanctions followed the prisoners' step of refusing meals, adding that they included rejecting all requests by the prisoners in the current month of April and reducing the time for their daily stroll outside their cells.
The Israeli occupation authority is holding 37 Palestinian women in its jails, 19 in Hasharon and 18 in Damon jail.

Female detainees at Hasharon prison 'punished'
Published today (updated) 21/04/2011 13:59
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – Lawyer Fawzi Shludi reported Tuesday that the administration at Hasharon prison imposed punishments on female detainees after they refused to eat.

Prison staff restricted access to recreation time due to the hunger strike, the attorney said, which is protesting Israeli authorities refusal to allow the women to wear traditional garments in court.

The women have been forced to wear orange jumpsuits while in court and are prohibited from holding paper or pens when they meet with their lawyer, according to Shludi.