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May 7, 2012

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh’s Appeals to High Court Rejected

by Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 1:49pm ·

Both Thaer Halahleh and Bilal Diab’s petitions to the Israeli High Court regarding their administrative detention orders were rejected today. They are on their 70th day of hunger strike and at immediate risk of death. In complete disregard to their critical medical condition, the Court stated in their decision that “hunger strikes are not relevant to decide on length of administrative detention as such”.

The Court recommended in Thaer’s case that since he has already spent nearly two years in administrative detention, the Israeli Security Service should investigate more in depth before extending his detention order to see if there are any possible alternatives to administrative detention. The Court further stated that if his detention order is extended, a more thorough interrogation should occur…

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