[Pnews] 11 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike protesting prison abuses
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11 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike protesting prison abuses
by samidoun <http://samidoun.ca/?author=1>
Additional Palestinian political prisoners have taken up hunger strikes
in protest of prison authorities' practices.
*Ameer al-Shammas* declared hunger strike on January 11, 2014,
protesting his administrative detention and isolation. He was arrested
on September 3, 2013 and held in Ashkelon interrogation centre for over
a month and a half, then sentenced to administrative detention. He was
held in solitary confinement and then moved to Ramle prison hospital due
to his recent health deterioration.
*Saber Suleiman* launched an open-ended hunger strike on January 25
demanding his release from Moskobiya interrogation centre, where he was
On January 15, 2014, *Osama Shweiki* and* Mohammad Al-Batran* launched
hunger strikes, reported the Palestinian Prisoners Society after Azzam
Shweiki, Osama's brother, visited him. They launched an open hunger
strike to protest their transfer to solitary confinement in Megiddo.
The Palestine Centre for Prisoners Studies reported that* Iyad Astete*
has been on hunger strike since February 1, 2014. Astete, from Jenin,
has been detained since June 2006 and is serving a prison sentence of 16
He has started a hunger strike protesting against the Israeli
authorities' refusal to transfer him from Ashkelon prison to the
northern jails which are close to his residence area. Astete said that
the conditions in Ashkelon's solitary confinement cells are very bad,
and that he has been deprived of buying from the canteen and of
receiving family visits for two months and a half.
These hunger strikers join fellow Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike:
* *Akram al-Fassisi*
held in administrative detention without charge or trial since
November 2012, who has engaged in previous hunger strikes that he
was forced to end due to ill health, began a new open-ended hunger
strike on January 9, 2014. (Profile from Addameer
* *Waheed Abu Maria* <http://www.addameer.org/etemplate.php?id=659>,
also held in administrative detention without charge or trial
since November 2012, launched an open-ended hunger strike against
administrative detention on January 9, 2014.
* *Muammar Banat*, also in administrative detention without charge
or trial, joined in this open-ended hunger strike on January 9, 2014.
* *Abdul Majeed Khudairat*, who has engaged in hunger strikes in the
past, launched his open-ended hunger strike in protest of his
re-arrest after his release in the prisoner exchange agreement of
October 2011. He began his strike on January 15.
* *Musa Soufan* of Tulkarem, sentenced to life imprisonment plus
five years, launched a hunger strike on January 25, 2014,
protesting against medical neglect and delay in treatment; he has
a tumor under his left ear and needs an operation to remove the
tumor but has received only painkillers and has been isolated
rather than moved to the hospital.
* *Hossam Yousef Omar* also launched a hunger strike on January 25,
2014; he is being held in isolation in Megiddo prison and is
demanding an end to his solitary confinement.
*samidoun <http://samidoun.ca/?author=1>* | February 9, 2014 at 3:22 pm
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