The Prisoner’s Club called on the International Committee of the Red Cross and all international human rights institutions to take urgent action to reveal the fate of the four re-arrested prisoners, and to reassure their families.
The Prisoners Club confirmed, in a press statement, this evening, Monday, that the occupation’s policy of withholding information and concealing the places of detention of prisoners: Zakaria Zubeidi, Mahmoud al-Ardah, Muhammad al-Ardah, and Yaqoub Qadri, and preventing them from their right to meet with lawyers, on the one hand, and publishing news about the transfer of prisoners. Prisoner Zakaria Zubeidi twice to the hospital, on the other hand, raises concern about their fate.
He pointed out that the occupation authorities, especially the investigators, have a history with detainees of torturing prisoners, and that the occupation courts contribute to the expansion, extent and severity of torture through their procedures and decisions, as happened today in the occupation court’s rejection of the petition submitted by the prisoners’ lawyers to demand the lifting of the ban on meeting with lawyers before Nazareth Central Court,” according to the official Palestinian Agency.
The Prisoner Club indicated that, over the years of its work, it documented the majority of torture operations that detainees are subjected to during interrogation, and it was the most severe and severe of them during the time period in which the occupation authorities prevented detainees from meeting with lawyers by court decision.
He pointed out that, after mid-2019, the occupation escalated the systematic torture operations during arrest and investigation, which affected about 50 detainees at the time, including the prisoner Samer Al-Arbeed, who was prevented by the occupation from visiting his lawyer and checking on him, and two days after his arrest, he was transferred to the hospital missing Unconscious, he has fractures in 11 ribs of his rib cage, bruises and beating marks all over his body, acute kidney failure, and due to the seriousness of his health condition, he was admitted to the ventilator at the time