The Prisoner’s Club confirmed that a state of extreme tension prevails in Section 3 in Ashkelon Prison, which is the only section designated for security prisoners, as a result of the escalation of abuse against them, and the tragic conditions they face around the clock, especially with the escalation of numbers. Disease cases and the prison administration’s policy of medical negligence against them.
And the Prisoner Club indicated, in a statement, this Thursday evening, that the prisoners of “Ashkelon” made several demands to the prison administration, including closing the section, and transferring them to another section that meets the life and health conditions of sick prisoners, provided that it is close to hospitals, especially since most of the sick prisoners suffer. From chronic diseases such as heart and cancer, and from severe injuries, including: Muhammad Abrash, Muwaffaq Uruq, Shadi Musa, Othman Abu Kharj, Yasser Rabaia, Wael Abu Shakhdam, Ahed Abu Khousa, and Mamdouh Amr.
The Prisoners Club clarified that the prison administration informed the prisoners of its intention to transfer them and distribute them to the rest of the prisons, knowing that the demand of the prisoners in “Ashkelon” is to transfer them to another section that meets the necessary health conditions, and is close to hospitals.
The Prisoner’s Club pointed out that the suffering of prisoners in “Ashkelon” has recently worsened, after the prison administration brought in more detainees, which led to overcrowding in the rooms. For cooking inside their rooms, and the toilets are inside the rooms, and the number of prisoners in “Ashkelon” is more than (40) prisoners, languishing in (5) rooms.
In addition to the issues faced by the prisoners in “Ashkelon” There are great fears of the return of the (Corona) epidemic among their ranks, with the escalation of information about the injury of criminal prisoners in other departments, and information about the injury of a number of warders.
It is worth noting that the repression forces have recently escalated the storming of the rooms, the last of which was about ten days ago, when the repression forces (Al-Masada, Al-Yamaz, and Dror) abused the prisoners, tied them up and transferred them to Al-Fura Square, destroying and sabotaging their possessions, without the slightest bit. Considering the presence of sick prisoners.
The prisoners in “Ashkelon” made an urgent appeal to all the competent authorities, especially the Red Cross, to intervene urgently to put an end to their suffering, and stressed that if there was no response to their demands, their choice would be to confront and go to protest steps, and from them and in the event that they were transferred and distributed as announced by the administration Staying in cells and refusing to enter prison sections.