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May 3, 2012

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Prisoner on Hunger Strike Protesting Administrative Detention Near Death

It shouldn’t take the self-starvation of Palestinian prisoners for Israel to realize it is violating their due process rights. Israel should stop holding prisoners for extended periods without charge.

Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch

(Jerusalem) – Israel should immediately charge or release people jailed without charge or trial under so-called administrative detention, Human Rights Watch said today.

Two men have been on hunger strike since February 29, 2012, to protest their situation, and an Israeli doctors’ group said that one of them is at imminent risk of death. The men have been denied access to their families, apparently as punishment for their hunger strike. The Supreme Court will hear an appeal of their administrative detention orders on May 3.

“It shouldn’t take the self-starvation of Palestinian prisoners for Israel…

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