Palestinian prisoner’s life threatened because of medical neglect

[ 04/07/2011 – 09:57 PM ]

JENIN, (PIC)– A Palestinian man held in the Israeli Eshel prison is having episodes of loss of consciousness where his brain and heart stop functioning after a long illness in jail and  medical neglect by the prison.

Riyadh al-Amur from Jenin has yet to receive treatment after suffering from several dental problems, Amur’s family said in a press statement.

Amur was taken to the Soroka medical center after the prison doctor was unable to treat him. He underwent several tests, but the results are still unknown.

In the hospital, Amur was kept cuffed by his arms and legs. He asked to be brought back to the prison after he was denied on several occasions to use the bathroom.

After being transferred between Israeli prisons, Amur collapsed and was informed by a doctor that he had experienced a stroke.

Recently, the prisoner has been experiencing strokes daily where he loses consciousness and his heart and brain lapse and he experiences heavy sweating.

Amur’s family said the prisoner has requested that he see a specialist at his own expense, but the request has continued to be denied placing his life at high risk.


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