• May 15, 2010
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Tamimi: Female prisoners have high spirits

Tamimi: Female prisoners have high spirits

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, — Female captive Ahlam al-Tamimi told  Buthaynah Dekmak,  head of the Mandela institute, that the conditions in Telmond prison suffer like other prisons from escalation of measures after Aprils actions taken by Palestinian captives in occupation jails.

Dekmak, who is a lawyer and a human rights activists, said that her inspection visit to the prison ward was rushed by the prison authority and noticed that the same authority try to demoralise the prisoners by acts such as mocking their hunger strike.

Tamimi stressed that the Palestinian female captives are enjoying high spirits and a strong will, adding that they will always act in solidarity with the Palestinian male captives in occupation jails until the captives achieve their demands.

The Mandela institute also pointed to the worsening conditions at Hasharon prison because of the escalatory steps taken by the prison administration against female captives there.

Qahera al-Sa’di, from the Jenin refugee camp told Dakmak that the captives there suffer very harsh living conditions, especially after the prison administration decided to withdraw all their rights.

Saidi, who is a mother of four children, also complained that she can no longer see two of her children because they have reached the age of 16 and will not be allowed by the Israeli occupation authority to visit her in prison.

The female captives called all concerned to keep the issue of captives in Israeli occupation jails alive and to organise functions in support of the captives.