Israel: Conscientious objector Noam Gur sentenced to a second prison term
(06.05.2012) On Sunday the 29th of April, Noam Gur, was sentenced for additional 10 days in prison for her refusal to enlist. This is her second consecutive prison term. She is held in military prison no. 6, and is due to be released from prison on May 7th. However, she is likely to be imprisoned again soon afterwards.
During her first prison sentence Noam refused to wear a uniform. For disobeying orders she was put in isolation and would only be allowed to join the prison population if she agreed to wear a uniform.
Prisoners in isolation cells are not allowed books or other reading material. They are subjected to eating their meals alone in their cells. During the day their mattresses are removed from their beds. Noam could only endure isolation for one day and agreed to wear a uniform for the duration of her prison term.
But there were other difficulties. Noam is vegan and this proved to be very problematic. The army was not prepared, or was not willing, to provide Noam with her full nutritional needs. In the past the army allowed vegans to bring their own food supplies into the prisons. However this procedure has been changed and we filed a complaint. It was only after we intervened did the army provide her with food fit for vegans.
Noam sends her thanks to all of you who have sent her support letters. Her prison address is: Noam Gur, Military ID 6084062, Military Prison No. 6, Military Postal Code 01860, IDF, Israel, Fax: +972-4-9540580.
Since the prison authorities often block mail from reaching imprisoned objectors, we also recommend you to send them your letters of support and encouragement via e-mail to: messages2prison(at)newprofile.org (hitting “reply all” to this message will send the message to the same address), and they will be printed out and delivered during visits.
New Profile: Conscientious objector Noam Gur sentenced to a second term in prison for her refusal to join the Israeli Army. eMail, May 6, 2012. More information to Noam Gur unter http://972mag.com/jaccuse-israeli-youth-headed-towards-prison-for-refusing-the-draft/37690