Palestinian prisoners in Ofer refuse lawyers visits in protest of shackling

Palestinian prisoners held in Ofer prison declared their refusal of Palestinian lawyers’ and external delegation visits, demanding an end to the prison administration’s policy of shackling Palestinian prisoners’ hands and feet during legal visits.

The prisoners said that this is a humiliating, arbitrary and unprecedented policy intending to break their will and humiliate them, and that they will escalate protest if the prison administration does not step back from these repressive measures, in a statement on July 4, 2013.