[Pnews] Former hunger striker and freed prisoner Khader Adnan re-arrested by occupation forces
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Mon Jan 4 12:11:12 EST 2016
Israeli forces detain famed hunger striker Khader Adnan
Jan. 4, 2016 6:35 P.M.
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Monday afternoon detained former
Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan, most famous for undertaking two
grueling hunger strikes to secure his release from Israel's
prisons.Witnesses told Ma'an that an Israeli military vehicle stopped a
private car Adnan was driving near Silwad village east of Ramallah and
took him to an unknown location.Adnan was released in July last year
after he undertook a 55-day hunger strike to protest his administrative
detention -- internment without trial or charge."All the guarantees
which Sheikh Khader asked for have been obtained, and so he triumphed
over the occupation state after 55 days of hunger strike," Adnan's wife
told Ma'an at the time.However, Adnan's release was only made possible
after he withdrew his demand that Israel agree never to hold him in
administrative detention again.His hunger strike, which brought him near
death by the time it concluded was the second he had carried out,
following a 66-day long hunger strike in 2012 that also ended in his
Former hunger striker and freed prisoner Khader Adnan re-arrested by
Occupation forces have recaptured freed administrative detainee and
former hunger striker Khader Adnan
according to Quds News Network <https://www.facebook.com/QudsN.EN/>, as
of Monday afternoon, 4 January. Adnan was arrested near the town of
Silwad near Ramallah.
Adnan, a baker and prominent political activist from the town of Arraba
near Jenin, has been arrested 10 times and spent six years in Israeli
prison, all in administrative detention without charge or trial. In 2012
and 2015, he carried out 66-day and 56-day hunger strikes, respectively,
winning his liberation from arbitrary Israeli imprisonment.
He has become a Palestinian and international symbol of steadfastness
within the prisons and inspired widespread international solidarity.
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network demands the immediate
release of Khader Adnan and will announce further actions as we receive
more news and information from Palestine on Adnan's arrest.
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