Muhammad Mardawi, 43, from Jenin, is recently facing a deterioration in his health, as he is being held in the “Negev Desert” prison according to a statement made by The Palestinian Prisoners Club, today, Monday, July 25th
The Palestinian Prisoners Club indicated, in a statement, that Mardawi, who lives with one lung, suffers from a deterioration in his health condition, which is represented by severe difficulty breathing, frequent pneumonia, and severe persistent cough, accompanied by a clear procrastination by the prison administration in providing him with the necessary treatment.
The association pointed out that his health situation had worsened after he was transferred to the clinic of “Eshel” prison via the “Al-Bosta” vehicle to perform chest images, as the process of transferring him took three consecutive days, in a very hot atmosphere, and also detained him in “Al-Maabar” in inhumane and extremely difficult conditions.
The “Mabar” is one of the systematic tools of abuse that are used against the Palestinian prisoners during the process of transferring them, as well as the “Bosta” vehicle.
The Prisoner Club clarified that the prisoner Mardawi has not been transferred to the hospital for five years, although he has suffered from difficult health conditions since his arrest.
The prison administration has been satisfied with giving him different medications each time, which began to actually affect his ability to focus and sleep, and caused him other health symptoms.
It is noteworthy that the prisoner Mardawi has been detained since August 1999. He has been in prison for 24 years and is sentenced to 28.