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Local committee warns of political prisoners’ conditions. (Photo: PIC)

Ramallah, 2 Jumadil Akhir 1436/22 March 2015 (MINA) – Relatives of Political Prisoners Committee in the West Bank held the Palestinian unity government fully responsible over the continued political detention of dozens of Palestinians in very difficult detention conditions.

The committee’s remarks came as reports said that political detainees are subjected to torture and very poor treatment during their detention in PA jails, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The committee pointed out that the political prisoner Hussam Shamasneh, from Qatana town, had undergone a surgery few days after his release from PA jails as he was given inappropriate drugs while in custody, causing him serious stomach infection and inflammation.

The political detainee’s family said that he was released after spending more than 50 days in PA jails amid very poor detention conditions, suffering from sharp back pains. He was given wrong medicines causing him serious health implications, the family added.

The committee called on human rights groups to immediately intervene to put an end to such violations carried out against political detainees at the hands of PA security officials.(T/P008/P3)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)