Palestinians, convicted as children by Israel, are battling health problems in solitary confinement

IsraelIt was alleged that the physical and mental health of Ahmed Mansira, who was sentenced to 9.5 years in prison for “terrorism” at the age of 14, was poor and demanded an end to solitary confinement.

Mansira’s family and lawyer, Halid Jabarka, held a press conference on the issue at their home in Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem.

“Jaberka was 13 years old at the time. He was beaten by the Israelis and his skull was broken. Despite his health condition, he was severely interrogated. Interrogation for children under international law.” The rules were violated. Ahmed’s interrogation as a child was a clear violation of Israeli law. ” Says

“She has a very difficult mental illness to treat.”

“Imagine what a 13-year-old boy had to face early in his life. He was in good health. There are problems and a mental illness that needs treatment,” Jabarka said, noting that his hardships in prison increased and at a young age he had to deal with harsh prison conditions. It’s very difficult to do. ” Used expressions.

Palestinian lawyers say that although the Israeli authorities were aware of Ahmed’s mental state, they did not provide him with the necessary medical care in a timely manner and that they had already met the criteria for his treatment. Jabarka says that instead of paying more attention to Ahmed, who is suffering from health problems, the Israeli prison authorities isolated him and kept him in solitary confinement for 7 months.

Noting that Israeli authorities had asked the Israeli central court in Biruseba to extend Ahmed’s solitary confinement for another six months, Jabarka said, “Accepting the request would mean that Ahmed Mansira has been sentenced to death. There is no legal basis for this. Ahmed’s imprisonment at this age.

“Deprived of the simplest rights”

Speaking at the meeting, Ahmed’s mother Mesun Manasira said her son still spends his days without seeing anyone within the four walls.

“My child is deprived of basic rights like clothing, food and health. His physical and mental health has deteriorated. He also gets very cold because he is not exposed to the sun.” Ma Manasira said, asking for help from anyone.

The request to extend the isolation period for another 6 months was objected to.

On the other hand, father Salih Mansaira mentioned that his son has been in jail for almost 7 years, his mental condition has worsened due to separation and he needs treatment.

Mansira said Ahmed’s lawyer objected to his request to extend his solitary confinement for another six months, but the court postponed the relevant decision until June 15.

Speakers at the meeting demanded an end to Ahmed Manasira’s solitary confinement.

Ahmed Mansi’s case

Ahmed and Hassan Mansira, aged 13 and 15, were shot dead by Israeli forces in the Piskat Ziv Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem, and Hassan Mansira was killed on the spot.

Pictures of Ahmed injured in a car accident were reflected on camera by blood-soaked settlers on the ground with curses from nearby Jews. Ahmed’s skull exploded after the attack.

After he was taken into custody, the video was leaked to the press, which included the interrogation of Ahmed Manasira by Israeli police, the pressure he exerted, and the swearing in of Ahmed. The images have provoked reactions in Palestine and internationally.

Ahmed was sentenced to 13 years in prison by a court on “terrorism charges” in 2016 when he was 14 years old, where he could be sentenced according to the Israeli judiciary.

Ahmed Manasira, a permanent resident of occupied East Jerusalem, has become the youngest person to be convicted by an Israeli civil court.

In 2017, the Israeli Supreme Court reduced Mansira’s sentence to 9.5 years. Judges told the court that Ahmed Mansira’s “subordinate role” in the knife attack could not be “blown away”.

Israeli authorities recently rejected a request for the immediate release of Ahmed Manasira.

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