Arab League: Palestinians face all sorts of torture in Israeli jails

The Arab League on Sunday condemned continuation of Israeli violations against Palestinian prisoners and detainees in the Israeli prisons.

Arab League: Palestinians face all sorts of torture in Israeli jails
The Arab League on Sunday condemned continuation of Israeli violations against Palestinian prisoners and detainees in the Israeli prisons.

The league also expressed concern towards the increase in the number of prisoners and detainees, held in the Israeli prisons, to more than 11,000.

Mohammad Subeeh, assistant Arab League Secretary General and head of the Palestine and occupied Arab territories department at the League, said that those detainees and prisoners faced all sorts of torture and were banned from receiving visitors and lacked sufficient medical attention.

The statement said that the League's General Secretariat has prepared a comprehensive memorandum over the deteriorating conditions of Palestinians and Arab detainees in Israeli prisons and generalized it to all Arab countries. An emergency memorandum was also sent to the International Red Crescent Organization calling on it to promptly intervene to put an end to such harsh practices.

It pointed out that the secretariat also formed a delegation to inspect conditions of the detainees and assure their families about their health and well-being.

KUNA
Last Mod: 17 Eylül 2007, 10:47
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