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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Israel isolates oldest serving prisoner in the world

PIC- The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) isolated the oldest serving Palestinian and Arab prisoner in its jails Nael Al-Barghouthi for refusing to be strip searched.

The Palestinian prisoner’s association said on Tuesday that Barghouthi, who entered his 34th consecutive year in prison last April and is considered the oldest serving prisoner in the world, was moved to the isolation ward after refusing the prison administration’s humiliation of prisoners topped by strip search.

It charged the IOA with persisting in the policy of humiliation and torture of Palestinian prisoners, adding that the IOA went further into trying to impose a legal and political cover for that policy.

The association described the policy of strip search as “savage and indecent” in an “entity” that claims respect for human rights.