Rights group: Skin diseases are rampant among Etzion prisoners

[ PIC 13/09/2012 – 10:05 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian prisoner society said different skin diseases spread among the Palestinian prisoners in Etzion jail because of its administration’s policy which force them to wear used and dirty clothes.

Head of the society Qaddura Fares stated on Wednesday that the Israeli administration of Etzion deprives the prisoners of all their rights and maltreat them.

Fares added that Etzion jailers overstepped all limits and forced the prisoners to wear clothes, including underwear, used previously by other detainees.

Lawyer of the society Jacqueline Fararjeh, who visited the prisoners, said the jail administration forces any prisoner entering its premises to hand over the clothes he wear and put on instead unclean and used clothes.

The jailers also prevent the prisoners from washing these used clothes properly or drying them in the sun, so they have to wear them damp and wet, the lawyer said.

The blankets used by the prisoners in this jail are also very dirty and one of the reasons for skin diseases, she added.

She appealed to the Red Cross to hasten to follow up this issue and help the prisoners get new clothes and blankets.



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