Still. Prolonged Solitary confinement is defined as torture. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Neil
    • 27.06.11 | 07:09 (IDT)

    Opponents of solitary confinement hold that it is a form of cruel and unusual punishment and torture because the lack of human contact, and the sensory deprivation that often go with solitary confinement, can have a severe negative impact on a prisoner's mental state that may lead to certain mental illnesses such as depression, permanent or semi-permanent changes to brain physiology, an existential crisis, and death.

    from the article: Israel holding at least eight Palestinian prisoners in permanent isolation
    First published 02:35 27.06.11 | Last updated 02:35 27.06.11
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