Samer Arbid suffers from signs of extreme torture

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The Committee of Prisoners and Former Prisoners Affairs said that Samer Arbid (44 years old) from Ramallah suffers from signs of extreme torture, to which he was subjected during interrogation in Israeli jails.

The committee said in a statement on Wednesday that Arbid is held now in the clinic of Al Ramlah jail. He suffers from severe pain in his chest and kidneys. He also lost all his feet nails and has problems in his right ear due to the brutal torture by the Israelis.

The committee noted that the Isreali army had arrested Arbid on September 25, 2019, after brutally attacking him then he was sent to Ofer prison.

Arbid was subjected to military interrogation, as he was tortured using “Shabeh” technique. He was also severely beaten in different areas of his body.

After that, Arbid was sent to Maskubiyyeh interrogation center, where “exceptional” torture techniques were used against him, which made him fall into a coma. He was also savagely beaten, fracturing several ribs and causing kidney failure. consequently, He was sent to Hadasah hospital while he was completely unconscious.

Arbid had stayed in the intensive care unit at Hadasah hospital for 45 days, before being sent to the clinic of Ramleh jail, where he was being held until now.

The committee stressed that what has been going on with Arbid is “a real crime, which has been committed under blatant cover of [the Israeli] law, noting that the Shin bet had taken permission from the Israeli supreme court to use exceptional interrogation and torture techniques against Arbid, which violates all international covenants and human rights norms”.

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