[Ppnews] Palestinian Detainee Dies In Israeli Prison

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Fri Jun 11 17:21:06 EDT 2010

Palestinian Detainee Dies In Israeli Prison


  Friday June 11, 2010 05:08
 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

The Ahrar Center for Detainees Studies reported Thursday that 
detainee Mohammad Abdul-Salaam Abdeen, 37, from al-Toor Palestinian 
neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem, died at the al-Ramla prison.

The detainees was reportedly tortured by Israeli interrogators and 
died in his cell later on. He also suffered bad health conditions and 
was prevented from received the needed medical attention.

His family said that his wife visited him last Monday, June 6, and 
that she noticed that he was in extreme pain and that his hands were shaking.

The family filed complaints to several human rights organization, 
including the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the 
Occupied Territories (B'Tselem).

Abdeen was kidnapped by the army two years ago when his car had a 
collision with an Israeli vehicle; two Israeli policemen were in the 
vehicle and both were mildly wounded.

He was then moved to interrogation at the Asqalan (Ashkelon) Prison 
where he was interrogated and tortured for several weeks before he 
was moved to solidarity confinement at the Eshil Prison. He was then 
moved to Ramon prison then to Majeddo prison where he died on 
Thursday evening.

His family held Israel responsible for his death as when his wife 
visited him on June 6 his body was weak and his arms and legs could 
barely function.

Abdeen is a father of five (three boys and two girls), he lived in 
al-Azraiyya (Bethany) Palestinian town in East Jerusalem before he 
moved to Ramallah due to the Annexation Wall. He owns a factory 
manufacturing plastic products in Ramallah.

His death rises the number of Palestinian detainees who died in 
Israeli prison since 1967 to 199; 70 of them died due to torture, 70 
were shot during the course of their arrest or after their arrest, 52 
died due to not receiving the needed medical treatment, 7 were shot 
and killed by while in prison.

Before Abdeen, detainee Raed Abu Hammad from Jerusalem, died at an 
Israeli prison due to torture and the lack of medical attention.

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