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Life-serving Palestinian detainee completes 16 years behind bars

JENIN, Sunday, October 17, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestinian political prisoner Mohammad Ahmad Turkman, who is serving a life sentence in Israeli prisons, completes today 16 behind bars, the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) has said.

Turkman, who comes from the town Ya’bad in the occupied West Bank, was arrested by the Israeli occupation authorities on October 17, 2005, and was given a life sentence for his activism in the armed resistance against the Israeli occupation.

Like many Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, Turkman was denied family visitation several times by the Israeli occupation authorities as a punishment against him and his entire family.

The Israeli occupation authorities are still incarcerating more than 5,000 Palestinian and Arab prisoners for resisting its occupation of their homeland. Many of these prisoners have been in prison for more than 30 years.



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