There are, at present, 13 women political prisoners in the Israeli jails, all of them in Hasharon Prison (Tel Mond).
Hasharon Prison (Tel Mond)
The travel from the prison to court
Lina Jarbuni, from Arabeh Bathouf, in the Galilee, was arrested on 15 April 2002. On 3 September 2013 she was brought to the district court in Lod, during the travel she suffered very harsh conditions. Although the distance from Hasharon Prison to the court was about 35 km, the travel duration was about 22 hours. She was taken from the prison at 3 o'clock at night and brought back to the prison at 1 o'clock in the next night. She was held for hours in the prisoner transport vehicle. During those hours, her hands and her legs were shackled. The next day she woke up with swollen hands from the shackling and legs painful because the place in the prisoners' vehicle was very small and she had to sit for hours with folded legs. In the court: the appeal against the parole board's decision not to release her was rejected.
Nawal elSa'adi , 50 years old, from Jenin Refugee Camp, a former prisoner, was arrested again on 4 November 2012. On 1 September 2013, she was brought to the court, all the day she suffered from harsh and humiliating conditions: she was held in the prisoner transport vehicle from 7:30 until 17:30, her hands and legs were shackled during the whole time in the vehicle. The guards took her out of the vehicle just to transfer her to another prisoners' vehicle. Most of the time the vehicle was parked and the air conditioner did not work in the hot summer (more then 30 c degree). At the end, the trial was postponed and she did not even enter the court.
The women political prisoners receive very few letters from family members. According to what is known to the women prisoners - family members send many more letters than the women prisoners receive. The women prisoners do not receive letters from abroad at all. According to what we know from various sources: people do send them letters from abroad.
Yusef elSadeq Association (prisoners support association), sent a private physician to give adequate medical treatment to Lina Jarbuni due to her physical situation after the operation she had had. WOFPP's lawyer together with Yusef elSadeq lawyer, made efforts so that the physician got the required permit and later made sure that she was given the subscribed medicine .
Linan Abu Gholmeh, from Bet Furiq, Nablus district, 33 years old, a former prisoner, was arrested on 15 August 2013. On 25 August 2013, was sentence to 60 days imprisonment, 3 months suspended for three years, and a fine of 1000 NIS (about 270 $).
Maysar elAtiany, from Nablus, 49 year old was arrested on 15 August 2013. A year ago she has had back surgery and still suffers from strong pain. Now in jail she suffers from the condition in the cell: particularly inconvenient mattresses and bed, and she suffered mostly from the travels from the prison to court in the prisoners' vehicle: She was held for hours in the vehicle, and during all the time her hands and legs were shackled. On 11 September 2013, she was sentenced to 100 days imprisonment, 3 months suspended for three years, and a fine of 2000 NIS (about 540 $).
Hiba Budeir, from Doha, Bethlehem district, 26 years old, mother of two, was arrested from her house on 2 April 2013 and released on 12 August 2013.
Leena Juabra, from 'Asira, Nablus district 31 years old, a former prisoner, was arrested on 15 August 2013. On 22 August 2013, she was sentenced to 30 days imprisonment, 3 months suspended for three years, and a fine of 1000 NIS (about 270 $). She was released on 1 September 2013.
For donations to WOFPP :
Women's Organization for Political Prisoners (WOFPP)
Account number: 471067
Daniel Frisch St. 3,Tel Aviv 64078, ISRAEL
IBAN number: IL 60-0125-3200-0000-0471-067
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Address to receive the contribution:
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Tel Aviv 63417, ISRAEL