Thursday, June 6, 2013

Israel refuses medical treatment to female detainee, Lina al jarbouni

In the Prisoners' Diaries, a recurring complaint by the freed prisoners was about how they were denied medical treatment. Ibrahim Joundia states "..the prison clinic is not there to decrease pain, but to increase it." Akram Mansour endured piercing headaches for several years but received no treatment, until he went on hunger strike.

Israel 'refusing medical treatment' to female detainee
Published Tuesday 04/06/2013 20:56 by Maan News Agency

NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israel's prison administration is denying medical treatment to a female Palestinian detainee, a human rights center said Tuesday.

Lina al-Jarbouni suffers severe pain in her gallbladder and doctors have said she needs surgery urgently, said Ahmad al-Bitawi of the Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights.

Al-Bitawi, who researches prisoner affairs, said the prison administration has repeatedly refused requests to allow al-Jarbouni to undergo surgery.

Al-Bitawi visited al-Jarbouni in Hasharon prison and said she was unable to eat or sleep and is only being given pain killers. She has lost weight and suffers a constant headache, he said in a statement.

Meanwhile, prisoner Muna Qadan told her lawyer Muhamad al-Abed that all female detainees would go on hunger strike if Israel continued to deny medical treatment to al-Jarbouni.

Al-Jarbouni was detained in 2002 and sentenced to 17 years.

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