[Ppnews] 8200 Detainees Still Imprisoned By Israel

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Mon Oct 19 10:59:03 EDT 2009

Farawna: "8200 Detainees Still Imprisoned By Israel"


  Sunday October 18, 2009 03:45
 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News

Palestinian researcher, specialized in detainees' affairs, former 
detainee, Abdul-Nasser Farawna, stated Saturday that 8200 
Palestinians are still imprisoned by Israel, among them 32 female 
detainees, 320 children, and 400 imprisoned under administrative detention.

The statements of Farawna came during an event organized on Saturday 
by the Popular Front For the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

He said that the number of detainees who died in detention is 197, 
and that hundreds of detainees died after their release due to health 
complications resulting from torture during interrogation, medical 
negligence and other illegal Israeli violations.

Farawna further stated that 323 detainees were kidnapped by the army 
before the Oslo peace agreement and before the Palestinian Authority 
was established in 1994.

111 of them were imprisoned since more than 20 years, 13 were 
imprisoned since more than 25 years, and 3 were imprisoned since more than 30.

The researcher stated that some of the Israeli violations are 
considered war crimes and crimes against humanity as several 
detainees are suffering from serious illnesses, such as cancer, 
kidney failure, heart diseases and other serious illnesses and are 
not receiving the needed medical attention.

Several detainees are paralyzed and need special care and 
rehabilitation, especially those who were shot during the course of 
their arrest.

There are dozens of detainees who are permanently staying at the Al 
Ramla Prison Hospital which lacks the basic equipment and does not 
have specialized physicians.

Hundreds of detainees are in solitary confinement since several 
months and in some cases since several years and are deprived from 
their visitation rights.

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