[Ppnews] Palestinian Hunger Striker Sharawneh is in Critical Condition, says Rights Group

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Fri Mar 15 14:48:23 EDT 2013

    Palestinian Hunger Striker Sharawneh is in Critical Condition, says
    Rights Group

    Published on Friday, 15 March 2013 10:19


On Thursday 14th March, Addameer Association for Human Rights said 
that prisoner Ayman al-Sharawneh, who has been on hunger strike for 58 
days, is in an extremely critical condition, Palestinian official news 
agency WAFA reported.

Addameer said, according to Sharawneh's lawyer, that an Israeli officer 
in Soroko Hospital, where Sharawneh is receiving treatment, sent a 
letter from the prisons' administration to the military committee at 
Ofer Prison, which Sharawneh will appear before on the 18th of this 
month, saying that Sharawneh is in critical condition and moving him to 
Ofer Israeli military court may put his life in real danger.

The lawyer said that a medical report is attached to the letter stating 
that in addition to Sharawneh's dramatic weight loss, his nervous system 
is deteriorating and he has lost feeling in his left leg, therefore, the 
prison's administration requested to undertake the legal procedures at 
the hospital to protect his life.

Thirty six-year-old Sharawneh, from Hebron, started his hunger strike on 
July 1st, 2012 in protest of his re-arrest, which was in accordance to 
article 186 of the military order 1651 that allows the military 
committee to cancel early release of prisoners that will be released in 
exchange deals, which means in the case of Sharawneh that he will have 
to serve 28 more years in prison.

Sharawneh had ended his strike in December 2012 after he was manipulated 
by the prisons' administration which promised to release him but didn't, 
so he resumed his strike on January 17, 2013.

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