Commission of Detainees: 3 jailors have confirmed Coronavirus cases, with bad preventive measures for detainees in Israeli jails 30/3/2020 The Commission of Detainees' Affairs stated that the Israeli occupation authorities announced 3 Israeli jailors having confirmed Coronavirus cases; two officers at Ofer prison and one at Nitzan Ramlah prison. The Commission stated that the existence of such cases is a real catastrophe for detainees held in Israeli prisons, who are distributed to 23 prisons and detention centers, whose number exceeded 5000 detainees including 180 minors, 700 sick, 41 females and tens of elderly. The Commission pointed out "in light of the spread-out of Coronavirus Pandemic on a global level and in high numbers in Israel, we warn of spreading this virus inside the Israeli prisons, where the administration of Israeli prisons did not take real actions to protect detainees, such as preventing overcrowding, sanitizing prisons rooms and section and providing sanitizers and cleaning materials for detainees. The Commission stated that the administration of Israeli prisons must hold full responsibility for detainees' lives, and called on the international organizations and the Committee of the Red Cross to oblige the Israeli authorities to provide all health requirements and conditions for prisoners, conducting regular medical examinations and releasing the most vulnerable detainees who have weak health immunity, such as sick prisoners, the elderly, children and female prisoners.
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