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Urgent Call: A Minor Abused Sexually in Jail

The lawyer of the Women’s Organization for Political Prisoners (WOFPP), Taghreed Jahshan, is appealing to everybody from the international community, the European Union, Parliament members, governments, courts, p3-16-2 harb.indd [1]judges, journalists, human rights organizations, peace activists, to rescue the life of a Palestinian girl who was abused SEXUALLY SEVERAL TIMES by an IDF jailer, a warden from the inhuman military jail of Hasharon. lawyer Jahshan stated that the victim is a minor and that the she lives under severe punishment in an isolation cell. Jahshan expressed her great concern after the victim was transferred to an unhealthy isolation cell after she complained formally against the sexual abuse by the warden. She said that the jailer spread the victims cell with poisonous chemicals and locked the door of the cell after five minutes.

The health of the minor is deteriorated after breathing the Al_Ramleh Jail [2]chemicals. She is vomiting and suffering of constant headache. The inhuman situation and ill treatment which the minor suffers is a clear violation of the duties contracted by Israel by signing the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and other treaties of international humanitarian law. The incarceration of this minor is equally a violation of obligations acquired by Israel to protect civilians, as she is incarcerated and mistreated by Israel solely for being a Palestinian.

Read further information’s published by Women’s Organization for Political Prisoners [3] (WOFPP) in English, Arabic as PDF [4], and Hebrew as PDF [5]PDF.

19 Septmber 2009

Since the last month WOFPP has accompanied, with deep concern, the minor political prisoner who complained of sexual harassment by one of the guards in Hasharon Prison where she was held.

WOFPP’s lawyer, Taghreed Jahshan, visited the prisoner many times during the recent period and has sent a very urgent letter, on 6 September 2009, to the Prisons Service Commissioner, with copies to the Central Area’s Commander and other persons of the Service Prison staff and to the Chairman of the Bar Association’s Prisons Committee.

Since there was no reply, another urgent letter was sent on 14 September, and again it had not been answered in writing.

The letter raised serious claims of the prisoner – verified by affidavit – according to which, following the complaint she has submitted, the Prisons Service harassed the prisoner, by transferring her to another prison to the isolation/separation wing in which criminal prisoners are being held, without any legal basis, and holding her in inhuman conditions: a stuffy, very damp cell, without any sunlight, without TV, ventilator, books (except one book she brought with her) and without handicraft materials. The prison authorities also had taken from the prisoner her head coverings. In addition, there were many ants in the cell that disturbed her sleep at night. In fact, the prisoner sat about 24 hours a day facing the walls without anything to occupy herself with.

All these details were reported in a letter to the Prisons Service Commissioner; however he did not see fit to reply in writing concerning these claims. Even worse, probably following the letter, insecticide was sprayed in the wing. The prisoner was taken out of her cell for a few minutes and, immediately after the spraying, she was returned. As a result, she was overcome by feelings of suffocation and dizziness for some hours, and she continued to feel chest pain.

[Additional Comment: this means that the child is being poisoned deliberately with dangerous chemicals by the Prisons Service Commissioner. This is  attempted  of murder against the girl]

Only on 15/9/09, after a month during which the prisoner was held in the conditions described above, she was transferred to a cell with reasonable conditions, but still in the same isolation/separation wing.

These last days, staff members in charge at the prison where the prisoner is detained, made telephone contact with attorney Jahshan and told her that the most senior ranks handle the matter of the prisoner, aiming to find a solution for her by transferring her from the wing which she is held in.

Our position is clear in this matter: a political prisoner should be in a political prisoners’ wing – there is no other solution.

The same staff members promised attorney Jahshan to update her on Monday 21 September 2009. If the decision that will be taken will not meet the required objective, a plea in the prisoner’s name will immediately be submitted to the court.

Regarding the prisoner’s complaint against sexual harassment (attorney Jahshan represents her also in this matter): The prisoner says that she will continue to fight until the guard will get the punishment he deserves.

It should be noted that WOFPP is in close and continuous contact with the prisoner’s family which is updated on every detail.

The minor prisoner has been held in isolation/separation for over a month and probably will have to spend the holiday of Eid-elFiter alone.

Isolation/separation is a kind of torture

Please write letters of protest to the Israel Prisons Service:

Prisons Service Commissioner / Beni Qanyaq
P.O. Box 81
Ramle 72100
Fax: +972-8-9193800

Tel: +972-8-977 6666

And to the Israeli embassy in your country.

Thanks You:

From: Roger
To: kawther_salam [at] yahoo [dot] com [6]
Sent: Saturday, October 3, 2009 5:47:10 PM
Subject: Envoi d’un message. …  israel journaliste

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From: irene
To: kawther_salam [at] yahoo [dot] com [8]
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 6:57:54 PM
Subject: réponse a une action écrite.

le viol de cette jeune  fille est ignoble, une vie spychique est détruite, pourquoi ?
Quelle justice pourra punir ce crime?
Honte aux violeurs !!!!!!!!! quelle punition pour ce forfait si grave.
qui  pourra faire comprendre a ces gens l’horreur de leur agression, là seulement il y aura justice, mais la pauvre victime après sela, quelle sera sa vie.
Je lui envoie tout mon amour……..Irène

From: René
To: kawther_salam [at] yahoo [dot] com [9]
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10:52:58 AM
Subject: Evenou Shalom Alechem


Comment peut-on comprendre ce qui s’est passé dans cette  prison Israelienne ( abus sexuel sur une mineure et intoxication de prisonniers dans leur cellule ), sinon par l’inhumanité d’individus déresponsabilisés et rendus fous de haine par une guerre qui n’en finit pas ?
Pendant combien de temps encore, et au-delà des nombreux contentieux entre 2 peuples frères, ce conflit servira-t-il d’exemple à la communauté internationale pour justifier la haine et la violence ailleurs ?

Rétablir une paix véritable à Jérusalem, en palestine et en Israel en créant  un seul état à la fois juif et palestinien, serait un formidable exemple de paix et de fraternité pour la planète entière qui a les yeux braqués sur cette partie de monde tellement symbolique pour tous.

Shalom  Alechem !
René  –  Raelien