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        <h1 class="reader-title">Tension and Isolation at al-Demon
          Women's Prison</h1>
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            style="text-align: left;">December 18, 2018<br>
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                                        <p>On 17 Dec 2018 Addameer’s
                                          lawyer and director Sahar
                                          Francis visited al-Demon
                                          prison were all Palestinian
                                          women detainees are held
                                          currently. Sahar’s visit did
                                          not last for even 15 minutes
                                          as the prison administration
                                          canceled the visit and
                                          informed Sahar that there is
                                          an emergency situation.</p>
                                        <p>It came to Addameer’s
                                          knowledge today, 18 Dec 2018
                                          that women in detention are
                                          still targeted especially
                                          those who were transferred
                                          from Hasharon prison after
                                          protesting the operation of
                                          the cameras.</p>
                                        <p>Prisoners at al-Damon
                                          informed Addameer’s lawyers
                                          that the prison administration
                                          asked some workers from the
                                          civil prisoners to repair the
                                          sewage system in room number
                                          11 in the Women section at
                                          Al-Damon. The room has 7 women
                                          prisoners who went into their
                                          recreational time during the
                                          reparations. Though, the
                                          deputy administrator of the
                                          women’s section claimed that
                                          she have asked the women to
                                          stay in the toilet during the
                                          reparations rather than the
                                          yard. The women reaffirmed
                                          that they did not know of such
                                          a request and this is why they
                                          went to the yard to take their
                                          recreational time.</p>
                                        <p>The women in detention added
                                          that the prison administration
                                          got outraged and took the
                                          prisoner Yasmin Sha’ban to
                                          isolation. Yasmin was put in
                                          the lawyer’s visit room form
                                          12 PM until 5:30 PM and she
                                          was sentenced in a
                                          disciplinary hearing to have
                                          no family visits for a month,
                                          a fine of 100 – 600 Shekels
                                          from the canteen money, and to
                                          receive no letter for two
                                          months.</p>
                                        <p>In addition to the measures
                                          taken against Yasmin, Israeli
                                          forces raided room number 11
                                          and confiscated all electronic
                                          equipment except for one
                                          heater. All of this led the
                                          girls in this room to protest
                                          through refusing the
                                          recreational time, and this
                                          led the administration to let
                                          Yasmin out of isolation at
                                          5:30 PM as mentioned before.
                                          The prison administration
                                          informed the women in the room
                                          that they will have a
                                          disciplinary hearing.</p>
                                        <p>Addameer sees that there is
                                          direct targeting to women in
                                          detention especially those who
                                          were transferred from Hasharon
                                          prison to al-Demon prison
                                          after protesting for two
                                          months in September 2018 new
                                          punitive measures against
                                          them.</p>
                                        <p>According to Addameer there
                                          are now 53 women detained at
                                          al-Damon, this includes two
                                          minors and two women under
                                          administrative detention. </p>
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