The Commission of Detainees' Affairs applies for the early release for the detainee Hussain Masalmeh, who suffers from cancer

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The Commission of Detainees' Affairs applied for the so-called "the committee of early release" to release the detainee Hussain Masalmeh, who suffers from cancer and currently held at Soroka Hospital.

He was suffering from severe pains in the abdomen, but the administration of prison did not care about his health condition and delayed taking him to hospital, and then he was diagnosed with leukemia. His health condition is very serious and he started chemotherapy sessions.  

The Commission also pointed out that they applied for allowing his lawyer and family to visit him.

The Commission also said that the occupation holds full responsibility on the life and fate of the detainee Masalmeh, because he is one of the medical negligence victims inside the prison.

With the spread-out of Corona virus, there is a real threat on the fate of sick detainees, especially those who have weak immunity.

It is worthy to mention that the detainee Masalmeh, 39 years old, is detained since 22/11/2002, and sentenced to 20 years. He was held at Negev prison before transferring him to Soroka hospital.