A prisoner, Ayman Samarah, 40 years old dies in PA jail in Jericho


RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Abdel-Ghani al-Awiwi, the PA Attorney General, ordered an investigation into the death of a prisoner in the PA jail in Jericho.

Ayman Samarah (40), who hails from Jenin but lived in Jericho, died Friday afternoon in Jericho hospital after being transferred to hospital from Jericho’s central jail. He was detained by a court order from Jericho magistrate court on 28 February accused of causing harm.

In a statement by the Attorney General’s office, the Attorney General said that he visited the hospital and checked the body of the deceased in company of the resident doctor and informed his family.

He added that initial investigations suggest that the deceased was suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure and that he has a medical record at the hospital in Jericho where he was being treated. The Attorney General ordered a post-mortem.


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