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Topic - Khaled Iriqsousi
The prisoners are crammed together in small, dark rooms with no water or electricity and barely enough food to survive. Diseases such as scabies and tuberculosis are rampant among them. Every so often, the crash of artillery shells rocks their sprawling prison complex, a stark reminder of the civil war raging outside.
The organization now delivers food to the prison two or three times a week, though rebels only let through precooked meals since they don't want the government forces inside to stock food, said Khaled Iriqsousi who heads Syrian Arab Red Crescent.
"The food is to be eaten immediately and it is hardly enough for the detainees and guards," Iriqsousi said by telephone from Damascus. "There is no doubt that the situation in the prison is bad. It is in the Middle East, not in Switzerland ... The situation was bad before the crisis, so how can it be with the siege."