Saturday, April 23, 2011

Palestinian prisoners suffer amid medical neglect

[ 23/04/2011 - 09:48 AM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Wajdi Jodeh, a Palestinian prisoner in the Israeli Shata prison has been suffering from a skin allergy, but the prison has so far done nothing to treat him, the Mandela prisoner affairs group said on Friday.
Mohammed Jibran, another Shata prisoner, has been placed in solitary confinement for the past three years and has undergone continued torture after allegedly hitting a policeman, the Mandela Foundation in Palestine reported.
The foundation emphasized the need for the medical attention of Ahmed al-Tamimi, who has been suffering for the past eight months from an acute fever and infection. After suffering from complications he was transferred to the hospital and tested, but he has yet to be informed of the results.
On Thursday, detainees in the Israeli Jalama prison went on hunger strike as they protested the policy of isolation practiced against them.
The prisoner committee said the prison banned its lawyer from visiting several prisoners there. It also informed him that there was a strike.
It said that some of the prisoners have been in isolation for four months after conclusion of their interrogation.