Israeli Occupation Authorities Refuse Medical Parole for Abu Diak Despite His Deteriorating Health
Arab Organization for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) held the Israeli occupation authorities responsible for the life of the Palestinian prisoner Sami Abu Diak, 37, who is facing the slow death inside the Israeli occupation prisons due to deliberate medical negligence. Abu Diak suffers from cancerous tumors in advanced stages as well as renal and pulmonary failure.
AOHR UK stated that Abu Diak has been suffering from cancer for nearly three years. The poor and inhumane prison conditions and medical negligence resulted in the spread of cancerous tumors in all his body. He also suffers from renal and pulmonary failure due to poisoning he suffered from several years ago in one of Israeli occupation hospitals where he had part of the intestine removed.
AOHR UK stated that Abu Diak was arrested more than 17 years ago, on 17 July 2002, and sentenced to life imprisonment more than once following unfair trials, in which he was deprived of all his legal and human rights. Despite his health deterioration, the Israeli occupation authorities refuse to release him on medical grounds.
AOHR UK warned that Abu Diak could meet the same fate suffered by the deceased prisoner Bassam Al-Sayeh, who died inside Israeli prisons last Sunday, 08 September 2019, due to deliberate medical negligence at the hands of the Israeli occupation authorities, since his arrest in 2015. Bassam Al-Sayeh suffered from cancer and heart failure.
AOHR UK pointed out that there are 700 prisoners inside the occupation prisons, including 180 prisoners suffering from chronic diseases, 25 of them with cancer, 85 suffering from different diseases, in addition to 15 prisoners permanently living in the so-called “clinic” of the notorious Ramla prison.
AOHR UK called on the Secretary-General of the United Nations and decision-makers in the world to intervene immediately to put an end to the violations of the Israeli occupation authorities. It also called on them to put pressure on them to save the life of the Palestinian prisoner Sami Abu Diak and the rest of the sick prisoners, and to ensure that they have all the rights of prisoners enshrined internationally.