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Home Prisoners 24/June/2021 03:47 PM

Israeli Prison Service gives blind detainee an expired drug, says committee

RAMALLAH, Thursday, June 24, 2021 (WAFA) - The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) has given an expired drug to blind Palestinian prisoner Muhammad Barrash, yesterday said the Palestinian Authority's Committee for Detainees and Ex-Detainees.

Two weeks ago, the committee found out that the IPS has been giving the blind detainee an expired cholesterol drug. Barrash told the prison administration about that but it ignored his complaint, he told his lawyer.

The committee said in a report that Barrash is among the detainees who are suffering very difficult medical conditions. Barrash’s left leg has been amputated and he also suffers from blindness and heart palpitations, in addition to severe ulcerations in his ear. The report added that Barrash urgently needs surgery in his ears.

The committee also expressed its concern over Israel’s continuous medical crimes against Palestinian detainees, including medical negligence of the sick detainees.

Barrash, 44, hails from Al Amari refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. Israeli authorities arrested him in 2003 and he is serving three life sentences.

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