Prisoner relatives warn of serious medical neglect

[ 25/01/2011 – 09:35 AM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Families of Palestinians held in Israeli jails warned of serious medical neglect inside the facilities.

Prisoners have begun incurring sicknesses unknown to them before their arrest, relatives said.

They gathered Monday for a weekly sit in at Red Cross headquarters demanding clearance for family visits, which they have been denied for the past four years.

The Sawasia rights group said the Fourth Geneva Convention states that captives have the right to contact their relatives and lawyers and should not be stripped of these rights under any pretense.

In a separate development, a Palestinian man held at the Israeli Eichel prison suddenly fell unconcious Saturday morning.

Saeed Fahmi Salah Abu Salah, 45, sustained moderate damage to the stomach and kidney after he was beaten during his arrest, prisoners told the Pisoner Studies Center in Gaza. Abu Salah has since suffered constant bleeding of the stomach.

He had experienced several prior comas, they added.

Abu Salah is from Beit Hanoun and is father of 18 children. He has been under arrest since March 2008. He suffers many dangerous medical conditions, and had been pronounced clinically dead.

Prisoner relatives warn of serious medical neglect.

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