[Ppnews] Palestine - Hunger Strike Ends for Akram Rikhawi after 102 days
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Mon Jul 23 10:37:25 EDT 2012
Hunger Strike Ends for Akram Rikhawi after 102 days
/Ramallah, 23 July 2012 --/ Following a visit today by Addameer lawyer
Mona Nadaf, Addameer can confirm that Palestinian hunger striker Akram
Rikhawi has ended his hunger strike after reaching an agreement with the
Israeli Prison Service. Akram ended his hunger strike yesterday evening
after 102 days.
As part of the agreement Akram will be released on 25^th January 2013,
which is six months prior to his original release date. Addameer's
lawyer visited Akram in Ramleh prison, where he remains in critical
condition. It was agreed that upon his release he will return to his
home in the Gaza Strip.
Addameer's lawyer also visited Hassan Safadi, who is on his 33^rd day
of hunger strike. Hassan's health continues to deteriorate with recent
tests indicating that he has developed kidney stones as a result of his
hunger strike. He remains extremely weak and is currently taking only
water and vitamins.
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