[Pnews] Palestinian Political Prisoner Muhammad Allan has ended his strike after decision of the Israeli Supreme Court
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Wed Aug 19 14:57:45 EDT 2015
Breaking News: Reports state Muhammad Allan has ended his strike
after decision of the Israeli Supreme Court
by samidoun <http://samidoun.net/?author=1>August 19, 2015 at 11:53 am
Muhammad Allan's lawyer, Jamal al-Khatib, has stated that the
31-year-old Palestinian lawyer has ended his hunger strike after 65 days
following the order of the Israeli Supreme Court as of the evening of 19
August, according to reports.
Allan has been held under administrative detention without charge or
trial since November 2014 and launched his hunger strike over two months
ago, demanding his release. He fell into a coma last Friday, from which
he awakened yesterday. An MRI conducted today showed that Allan has
suffered brain damage after two months without nutrients.
The order this evening from the Israeli Supreme Court indicates that the
current administrative detention order against Allan is not valid due to
his medical condition; however, the issue of reimposing administrative
detention on him following his medical treatment is left unresolved, and
instead notes that he will receive his treatment in Barzilai as a
patient, not a prison - but must apply with the court in order to
transfer to another hospital. Therefore, Muhammad Allan's situation
remains critical not only medically but politically: it is essential to
keep up loud and active solidarity demanding his immediate release and
not allow his detention to be reimposed away from the eyes of the world.
Samidoun will provide updates on this developing news situation. Allan
had pledged to stop all medical treatment yesterday if no resolution was
found for his case within 24 hours; earlier this morning he rejected an
Israeli proposal to release him on 3 November.
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