Miserable life, beating, isolation and torture Women detainees held in Damoun prison face extremely difficult conditions

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Miserable life, beating, isolation and torture

Women detainees held in Damoun prison face extremely difficult conditions

June 5, 2024

The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs stated that women detainees held in Damoun prison are facing difficult conditions due to systemic acts of torture and assault.

The Commission emphasized, according to the attorney’s visit, that women detainees are exposed to the most harsh physical and psychological torture, and isolated from the outside world due to confiscating TVs, radios and newspapers.

The commission illustrated that penalties imposed on detainees since the beginning of the aggression on Gaza have afflicted women detainees in terms of details and brutality. For instance, the prison’s administration intended to reduce the quantity of food, close the canteen, prevent family visits, reduced clothes, covers and cleaning supplies, in addition to reducing the time specified for bathing and going to the prison’s courtyard.
The commission pointed out in its statement that the prison’s administration practiced beat and torture against women detainees held in Damoun prison, and intended to handcuff and blindfold them in a brutal manner during interrogation, on their way to the clinic or during the lawyer’s visit.

The commission condemned the seriousness of these practices and called on Human Rights organizations to fulfill their obligations to save the lives of women detainees to prevent them being victims of this organized crime which escalates day by day without any accountability.