[Pnews] Palestinian Political Prisoner, Mohammad Allan Re-Arrested, Resumes Hunger Strike

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Wed Sep 16 18:41:09 EDT 2015

  Addameer: Mohammad Allan Re-Arrested, Resumes Hunger Strike


16 September 2015

Ramallah- 16/9/2015- Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights 
Association condemns the re-arrest of Mohammad Allan Wednesday morning 
immediately after the administration of Barzilai Hospital in Asqalan 
decided to release him. Addameer’s Documentation Unit reported that 
around 9 am, Israeli occupation forces arrived at Barzilai hospital, 
shortly after the hospital’s director signed Allan’s release forms, then 
proceeded to re-arrest Allan and transferred to the Clinic of Ramleh 
prison. The spokesperson of the Israeli police announced that Allan was 
arrested by an administrative order under which he will continue the 
remainder of the original administrative detention order issued against 
him and which ends on 4/11/2015. Allan immediately resumed his hunger 
strike in protest.

The Israeli occupation’s High Court suspended on 19/8/2015 Allan’s 
administrative detention after his health deteriorated in the aftermath 
of a 64 days open hunger strike which he embarked on in protest to his 
detention without charge or trial. Back then, Allan had lost 
consciousness and suffered from brain damage resulting from vitamin B1 

The re-arrest of Allan despite his unstable critical health condition 
and after suspending his administrative detention order for weeks only 
confirms the arbitrariness and reprisal nature of the arrest. It further 
demonstrates the complicity of the hospital’s administrations with the 
occupation’s intelligence forces and judicial system who aim to hold 
Palestinians in detention for as long as possible even if without 
charges or trial. Furthermore, the use of administrative detention as 
provided for under international law is only allowed as a precautionary 
measure to prevent any future threats posed by an individual. Allan in 
his current health condition could not possibly pose any kind of threat 
that would justify his detention by the occupying power.

Addameer reaffirms its position that the High Court’s decision from last 
August to suspend Allan’s administrative detention order and not to 
cancel it only condones the use of administrative detention in such a 
fashion that violates international law and in particular the Fourth 
Geneva Convention. The court’s decision simply affirms that Palestinians 
cannot seek any form of justice or redress from the Israeli judicial system.

In its decision, the High Court disregarded the systemic use of 
administrative detention in violation of Article 78 of the Fourth Geneva 
Convention. Article 78 limits the detention of protected persons by the 
occupying power in cases of imperative security threats for limited time 
periods and within procedural guarantees prescribed by the occupying 
power that must correspond with the provisions of the Fourth Geneva 
Convention. The court further failed to address the violations of the 
right to fair trial before an independent and impartial judiciary that 
administrative detainees face by military courts and their rights to 
procedural guarantees as stipulated under Article 75 of Additional 
Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions.

Addameer calls upon the high contracting parties of the four Geneva 
Conventions to take serious steps and positive action to pressure the 
Israeli occupation to respect its obligations as an occupying power 
towards Palestinians as stipulated under the Fourth Geneva Convention 
and to release Mohammad Allan immediately and without any conditions.

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