Thursday, 4 September 2014

Prisoner hospitalized after being tortured in Israeli jail


RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian prisoner has been moved to a hospital ward after undergoing torture at Israel's Russian Compound detention center, a Palestinian Authority prisoners committee said Wednesday.

Muhammad Hussein Rabee, 33, from Beit Anan village near Ramallah, suffered health complications as a result of being tortured while being held at the Jerusalem detention center for 40 days, the committee said.

He was first moved to Hadassa hospital last week, and is now in the Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

Rabee was detained on July 27 and his family did not find out his whereabouts until 30 days later.

"We did not know where Muhammad was until after a month of his detention, and his lawyer was not allowed to visit him until after 35 days of being at the Russian compound," his brother Usama told Ma'an.

Rabee's lawyer said he had been "harshly tortured." more

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