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        General Assembly
3 June 2015

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Human Rights Council
Twenty-ninth session
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights,
civil, political, economic, social and cultural
rights, including the right to development

Written statement* submitted by the Khiam Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status

The Secretary-General has received the following written statement which is circulated in accordance with Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/31.

[21 May 2015]

* This written statement is issued, unedited, in the language(s) received from the submitting non­governmental organization(s).

The ill prisoners in Al-Ramlah Jail
The hospital of AL-Ramlah Jail locates inside AL-Ramlah Jail, and it is considered one of its sections. It includes 8 rooms for 16 security Palestinian prisoners who permanently have to stay there; they are the prisoners who have chronic illnesses. This prison is considered the most dangerous jail among all the occupation jails.

There are also tens of prisoners who go to that jail for days or weeks to be checked and given some relieving medicines. Not only don't the prisoners in AL-Ramallah Jail get appropriate treatment for their illnesses, but also they are treated harshly as other prisoners in other jails, so they are subject to oppression, investigation, continuous punishment, possessions forfeit, and even sometimes medicine ban. The prisoners in that jail called it Al-Ramallah butchery not a hospital since it lacks minimum needs of health life; really it doesn't offer any medication..

The prisoners in AL-Ramallah Jail suffer from hard and serious health conditions that make them sleep about 22 hours daily due to their pains. Most of them are handicapped moving on wheelchairs, and they are always subject to a deliberate medical carelessness. They are only given relief medicines and some hypnotic, so most of them are greatly endangered. As evidence, no any recovery for any prisoner has been documented.

The AL-Ramallah Jail is not qualified either in its structure or in its services, so the prison administration transports now and then the hard cases of some sick prisoners to other hospitals inside “Israel” state. More dangerously, the occupation authorities try to kill the prisoners psychologically and even physically due to primarily the media in the hospital that helps in spreading some infections, then the policy of medical carelessness, and at last the malnutrition offered by the authorities and the depriving policy.

The occupation authorities don't give the AL-Ramallah Jail any specialty as a shelter for endangered patients. The sick prisoner “Reyad Al-Ammour”, who suffers from cardiac disorders for many hours in hospital of AL-Ramallah Jail assures that the prison administration applied some training for the oppressing forces (SPECIAL FORCES) in the sick prisoners' rooms in the hospital of AL-Ramallah Jail. These trains happened at midnight when the units attacked the rooms and disarranged the prisoners' possessions. Those operations lasted for 4 hours.

Also some oppressing units of the prisoners called “AlMitsada” attacked the prisoners' rooms and seek operations lasted for 5 hours. After they had left, the prisoners began tidying their possessions.

Wrong prescription

The occupation crimes is not limited in not giving them suitable medicines, but it also deliberately prescribes wrong drugs that are irrelevant to their health problems, so this matter aggravates their conditions as what happened with the prisoner “Khaled Hasan Abdelallah Al-Kadi” 35 years old, from Rafah in Gaza Stripe. This prisoner was infected with hepatitis in his kidney due wrong prescription.


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