The fatal blow of solitary confinement
Keeping a human being in isolation for a prolonged period is unbearable torture that should be illegal.
Three times a day, a meal tray was placed on the floor next to the door, the world seen only from the window. Telephone calls were permitted, but no one was allowed to visit, only to wave from the street. I have been placed in isolation a few times in my life: at hospitals in Tel Aviv (Ichilov) and Rotterdam (Erasmus). I will never forget that difficult experience, more difficult even than painful,...
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