Monday, April 18, 2011

Report: More than 130 prison raids in 2010

[ 17/04/2011 - 05:36 PM ]

VIENNA, (PIC)-- A report by Vienna-based Friend of Humanity International documents that this year was ”not normal in the lives of Palestinian prisoners”, as the Israeli prison authority more than 130 cell raids on Palestinian prisoners this year alone.
The report details human rights violations that took place in Israeli prisons throughout 2010. Its release was time to coincide with the Palestinian prisoner day observed on April 17.
The report documents that special security units and soldiers sprayed gas and used fists and electric batons and isolated prisoners in a year rife with abuses.
The entire population of prionsers was transferred that year from sector 5 to sector 3 in the Hadarim facility, the report reveals.
The same incidence recurred around ten times in the Nafha prison, as soldiers searched for smuggled cell phones, prompting violent clashes with prisoners that eventually turned into crackdowns.
The report says that female prison guards carried out humiliating and provocative strip searches on female prisoners as male soldiers watched.