Jordanian prisoner assaulted and seriously injured in Israeli prison

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AMMAN – The Palestinian Prisoners' Club stated on Saturday that the Jordanian prisoner, Ammar Murad Al-Huwaitat, detained in Israeli prisons, has suffered severe injuries in the upper parts of his body, including rib fractures and an injury that caused inflammation in his hand, as well as loss of consciousness after being physically assaulted by Israeli forces.اضافة اعلان

According to Al-Mamlaka TV, lawyer Nadia Dakka mentioned that the prisoner Huwaitat was transferred from Ofer prison to solitary confinement in Salim prison before being assaulted on November 16th by 15 guards in Megiddo prison.

Dakka explained that there is uncertainty about the fate of prisoners in Israeli prisons in general and the case of Huwaitat in particular.

Israeli authorities continue to intensify their measures and increase harassment towards prisoners since October 7. They persist in the policy of delaying and procrastination, preventing prisoners from meeting their lawyers, disclosing their medical reports, and delaying the transfer of injured prisoners to hospitals for necessary medical care.

The Prisoners' Club reported that Al-Huwaitat was transferred to the hospital after suffering from his injuries for 12 days and when his health condition began to deteriorate. This contradicts the fundamental and unconditional rights that prisoners should enjoy in prisons, particularly at a time when serious violations against prisoners, including torture leading to death, physical and psychological abuse, are escalating.

Huwaitat has been detained since 2002, serving a life sentence plus 20 years. He is the youngest organizational representative of prisoners and a representative of Fatah in the National Emergency Committee of the Prisoners' Movement. Since his arrest, he has been moved between several Israeli detention facilities and prisons.

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