[Pnews] 11 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike protesting prison abuses

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    11 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike protesting prison abuses
    <http://samidoun.ca/2014/02/11-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 
tortured.

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 
years.

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*
      <http://samidoun.ca/2013/11/al-fassisi-enters-50th-day-of-hunger-strike-as-detention-renewed/>,
      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
      <http://addameer.org/etemplate.php?id=660>)
    * *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 
| URL: http://wp.me/p2cx3f-WR



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