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Farawna: “8200 Detainees Still Imprisoned By Israel”

author Sunday October 18, 2009 10:45author by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News Report post

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.

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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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