[Ppnews] Five Palestinian Prisoners Continue their Hunger Strikes Despite Rapidly Deteriorating Health Conditions
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Tue Dec 18 16:56:44 EST 2012
Five Palestinian Prisoners Continue their Hunger Strikes Despite
Rapidly Deteriorating Health Conditions
/18 December 2012, Ramallah/ -
Addameer is deeply concerned about the health of the five hunger
strikers as their situation rapidly deteriorates in the Occupation's
prisons. The five hunger strikers, Ayman Sharawna
<http://www.addameer.org/etemplate.php?id=542> (171 days), Samer Issawi
(140 days), Yousef Yassin (21 days), Jafar Azzidine (21 days) and Tarek
Qa'adan (21 days), are in danger of imminent death if they are not
provided with immediate independent medical care or release.
Addameer lawyers visited hunger striker Ayman Sharawna in Ramleh Prison
Hosptial on 18 December 2012. Ayman's health is in grave danger, as he
is suffering from severe pain in the kidneys, liver and legs, and has
lost his vision. Ayman is refusing to be transferred to another hospital
due to his Israel Prison Service's intention to shackle him during
transportation and treatment. The doctor at Ramleh Prison Hospital told
Ayman that there is serious danger on his life if he discontinues to
drink water. He is currently taking vitamins and sugar.
Ayman is protesting his arbitrary re-arrest after his releasei n the
Gilad Shalit exchange of 11 October 2011. The prosecution is attempting
to renew his previous sentence despite their lack of charges.
Faris Zaid, Addameer lawyer, was unable to visit Samer Issawi today
because of his court date, in which he was attacked by the IPS special
services. Addameer lawyers last visited Samer Issawi on 12 December
2012, and reported that he is suffering pain in all of his muscles, has
very low blood pressure and is losing his eye sight. He is now being
regularly tested with a heart monitor and being administered with B12
injections to protect his nerves.
Like Ayman, Samer is also protesting his arbitrary re-arrest after his
release in the Gilad Shalit exchange of 11 October 2011. The prosecution
is also trying to renew the remained of his previous sentence of 20 years.
Yousef Yassin, Jafar Azzidine and Tarek Qa'adan, who have been on hunger
strike for 21 days are still being held in Magiddo Prison. They were
arrested on 22 November 2012, following the cease fire during the
attacks on the Gaza Strip. They are on hunger strike to protest their
administrative detention orders. Jafar and Tarek are both former prisoners.
Addameer calls on the international community to pressure the Israeli
Prison Service for the immediate release of the hunger striking
prisoners to stop their worsening and deteriorating health conditions.
Addameer calls on the international community to intervene and demands
that Israel upholds international human rights and humanitarian law.
*Write to the Israeli government, military and legal authorities and
demand the release of the prisoners on hunger strike.
* Brigadier General Danny Efroni
Military Judge Advocate General
6 David Elazar Street
Harkiya, Tel Aviv
Fax: +972 3 608 0366; +972 3 569 4526
Email: arbel at mail.idf.il; avimn at idf.gov.il
* Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon
OC Central Command Nehemia Base, Central Command
Neveh Yaacov, Jerusalam
Fax: +972 2 530 5741
* Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Ehud Barak
Ministry of Defense
37 Kaplan Street, Hakirya
Tel Aviv 61909, Israel
Fax: +972 3 691 6940 / 696 2757
* Col. Eli Bar On
Legal Advisor of Judea and Samaria PO Box 5
Beth El 90631
Fax: +972 2 9977326
*Write to your own elected representatives urging them to pressure
Israel to release the hunger strikers.
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