The hidden abuse in Israeli prisons

Al-Jazeera reports:

A group of female former Palestinian prisoners detained in Israeli jails have accused prison guards of carrying out “humiliating” internal body searches in violation of Israel’s prison code.

In an exclusive report, former detainee Sabreen Abu Amara told Al Jazeera’s Nour Odeh that she spent six years… living in… fear of… intrusive and degrading… treatment… at the hands of Israeli guards.

Abu Amara said the guards strip-searched female prisoners, sometimes forcing them to squat and undergo a thorough internal examination.

One lawyer is now collecting… evidence from 10 female prisoners who say they were strip-searched in an effort to lodge an official complaint.

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