Leena Jerboni enters her 12th year in Israeli jail


RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Palestine Prisoners Center for Studies reported that captive Leena Jerboni from the village of Arraba, in the 1948-occupied territories, will enter in few days her twelfth year in the Israeli jails.

Researcher Riad al-Ashqar, Media Director of the center, noted that the captive Jerboni is considered the dean of Palestinian female prisoners. She has been detained since April 18, 2002, and was sentenced to 17 years imprisonment on charges of providing assistance to resistance factions during commando operations against Israeli targets.

Ashqar stated that Jerboni suffers from several diseases, and needs to undergo an urgent operation on the gallbladder. However, the occupation authorities have been deliberately neglecting her treatment.

Leena has decided six months ago to boycott the prison clinic and doctors, in protest against this deliberate medical neglect, while the occupation has been rejecting all her lawyers’ attempts to release her.

There are 14 Palestinian women detained in Israeli jails under harsh conditions. The prison administration has been abusing the captives, through the continuation of the policy of strip searches, solitary confinement, and visit deprivation.

The female prisoners are exposed to an organized campaign of suppression. The prison administration is still pursuing its policy of storming into and searching the detainees’ rooms in the late hours of night, and is still denying them their right to education.

(Source / 13.04.2013)

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