28 year old Palestinian prisoner Salem Kassab loses sight due to medical neglect

Avsiktlig försummelse av sjuka fängslade palestinier

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

[ PIC 28/10/2013 – 04:34 PM ]


JENIN, GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) in Jenin, warned on Sunday of the deterioration of the health status of prisoner Salem Kassab, aged 28 from the village of Kafrdan west of Jenin, who lost sight in one of his eyes.

Ragheb Abu Diak, Secretary of the PPS, said in a press statement that captive Kassab lost his eyesight due to the deliberate policy of medical neglect in the Israeli occupation prisons.

He added that the Kassab, detained for more than ten years and sentenced to 11 years, has been suffering from problems in the left eye since his arrest.

Abu Diak noted that Kassab needs a surgery but the prison doctors have been refusing to perform it.

He called on the human rights organizations, particularly the International Red Cross to exert pressure on the occupation authorities to allow specialized doctors to visit…

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