Friday 21st September, Abdul Nasser Farwana, a researcher in prisoners’ affairs and a released prisoner, said that in Israeli prisons there are around 4500 prisoners in 17 prisons and detention centres such as: Nafha, Rimon , Shata, Jalbou’, Eshel, Ashkalon, Hasharon, Hadarim, al-Ramlah, the Negev, Ofer and Majedu.
He also said that among the prisoners there are 198 minors inside prisons, who are subjected to all kinds of torture. There also seven female prisoners and on top of them the prisoner Lina al-Jarbouni who has been in prison for 10 years. Inside prisons, there are 215 administrative detainees who were detained without any trial or charge, 14 deputies, ex-ministers and a number of political, academic and professional leaders.
Farwana revealed that there are hundreds of sick prisoners who suffer from physical and psychological diseases, dozens suffer chronic diseases and their health condition deteriorated in light of medical negligence policy by the Israeli prison Service (IPS). These prisoners are in need for an immediate intervention to save their lives.
Farwana also revealed that there are 20 Arab prisoners from different nationalities including Jordan, Syria and Egypt, some of them are detained for more than 10 years.
Farwana added that 530 prisoners spent life sentences in prison, and there are 21 prisoners who spent in jails more than 25 years.
Farwana condemned the Israeli authority for the huge violations and crimes committed against prisoners, and he called on institutions to activate the case of prisoners on all levels and support them.
(english.pnn.ps / 22.09.2012)