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From: Bart Brugmans <bart {AT} bundersbos.demon.nl>
To: <aktielijst {AT} antenna.nl>
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 5:09 PM
Subject: [Aktielijst] (Fwd) [INPEGPress] (unknown)


> Dit laatste persbericht uit praag is echt schokkend!
>
> Bart
>
>
> ------- Forwarded message follows -------
> Attention News and Assignment Editors
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> September 28, 2000
>
> Contact:
> Chelsea Mozen 420 604 384452 or 02 6272349
>         To
> arrange interviews with witnesses recently released, contact Cyan
> IMMEDIATELY: 0605 879 504
>
> Shocking Human Rights Abuses Faced by Protestors in Jail
> Police Brutality Widespread, most severe for Czechs & Israelis
>
> PRAGUE - In addition to the mass denial of the legal rights,
> individuals have faced extreme brutality in Czech Jails.  Paul
> Rosenthal from Seattle Washington who was released this morning from
> the Olsanska jail in Prague after forty hours states, "What is
> happening inside the Czech jails is more than frightening.  People
> have no rights, they are being beaten severely, they are
> disappearing.
>  Women are being forced to strip in front of male guards and perform
> exercises.  People with serious medical problems have been denied
> help."  The following are accounts confirmed by people that have been
> released from jail:
>
>  Women have been strip searched by male officers and have been
> forced to perform physical exercises for their enjoyment
>  Many individuals are being denied water, food, and sleep; some
> are able to get food only if they pay guards, women and fascists
> are more likely to get water
>  Many people released have reported that before reaching police
> stations, officers took individuals to isolated areas and beat
> them severely.
>  Two Norwegians that went to a police station on Prisparni Street
> near Vlatavska to report a stolen mobile phone witnessed behind
> briefly opened doors that a number of people were handcuffed to the
> wall and being beaten severely.  This has also been confirmed by many
> reports from released persons that in the processing rooms groups of
> 40 to 60 people were asked to spread eagle while they were beaten,
> heads were knocked back, legs were kicked in, and numbers of men had
> their groins twisted or punched.  Additionally people handcuffed were
> tossed down stairs.  There is one report that 22 people were crammed
> into a 4 square meter cell.  30 People were detained at the Olsanska
> jail in an outdoor courtyard overnight with no blankets or food.
> They
> were later moved to Balkova near Pilsen.  Two Germans that were
> detained in Lupacova, Praha 3 on Wednesday for approximately eight
> hours were held with an Israeli, an American, a German, and an
> Italian.  The Israeli had been beaten severely, had difficulty
> walking, a black eye, and likely had a broken rib.
>  He has been denied medical attention
>  People with diabetes were not fed, people that needed medication
> were not given it, the British Embassy had to intervene to get
> medication into the jail.  A Norwegian woman held in jail with 30
> other women witnessed a German woman with a badly injured leg where
> medics were denied.  Right to legal representation and advice, right
> to interpreters, right to food and water, right to basic medical
> attention, and the right to a phone call have all been ignored on a
> widespread scale.  Czechs and Israelis are being beaten more
> drastically and are being detained longer  Many internationals are
> being moved from local stations to Balkova near Pilsen which has one
> of the worst human rights records in the Czech Republic.
>
> ###
>
>
>
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> phone at 42 0604 384452.
>
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