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Palestinian prisoner 'jumped to escape torture'

Abdel Karin plunges from second-story window of Nablus prison 15 days after being arrested by Palestinian security. 'I began to prefer death,' he says

A Palestinian prisoner says he jumped from a second floor window to escape torture at the hands of his Palestinian jailers. Prison officials say he fell.

 

The prisoner is 34-year-old Mohammed Abdel Karim. He's being treated in an east Jerusalem hospital for back injuries from his plunge.

 

The Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq says the case is an example of widespread abuse of prisoners in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

 

Abdel Karin plunged from the second-story window 15 days after he was arrested by Palestinian security and taken to a prison in the West Bank city of Nablus. He said every day he was tied up in painful positions every day.

 

In an interview with The Associated Press at his hospital bed, he said, "I began to prefer death."

 


פרסום ראשון: 09.08.08, 18:08
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