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Palestinians denied medicines in prisons equipped by G4S, says new report

One former prisoner told Corporate Watch that access to medicine is currently the most significant struggle prisoners are fighting: “Prisoners can spend months trying to get medicines for a particular illness and when they finally get some it is hardly ever the right one.”

“Painkillers and drinking water are the only solutions they give medical problems,” a prisoner from Beit Hanoun in Gaza told Corporate Watch.

When this man was arrested in 2006 he was being treated for chronic heart problems. Yet when the doctor examined him at Ashkelon prison before handing him over to interrogators, he said that he “would not be responsible for what happens during interrogation.”

The prisoner spent 35 days without any medical attention, enduring up to seventeen hours of interrogation at a time. When he was finally taken to a prison hospital, a guard deliberately slammed a door on his legs, brushing that cruelty off to another guard by saying, “he is a dog, don’t worry about him.”

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