Medical neglect may cause a prisoner to lose his sight

[ PIC 09/06/2013 – 09:28 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Palestinian human rights sources reported that the Palestinian prisoner Tamer Hamayel may lose his sight, due to the policy of medical neglect in the Israeli occupation prisons.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) expressed in a press statement on Sunday its concern about the condition of captive Hamayel, detained since 2009 and sentenced to seven years imprisonment, has fluid seeping into retina.

The prison doctors assured that the captive needs urgent surgery to his eyes; however they say the surgery is very expensive, and they cannot cover its costs.

Captive Hamayel told PPS’s lawyer, who visited him in the Negev jail, that he had petitioned to the Supreme Court in order to put pressure on the prison administration to allow him undergo the operation.

However; he said, the doctors halted his treatment. The only medicine he is taking now is pills to relieve his acute pain which started to move to his left eye.

Prisoner Mustafa Awad from Jenin, sentenced to nine years imprisonment, has also been suffering from an injury to his right foot and his right arm since the second intifada.

Mustafa has been waiting to undergo surgery for the seventh year.

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