[Pnews] Palestinian Prisoner Hassan Awewi ends his 69-day hunger strike

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  Administrative detainee Hassan Awewi ends his 69-day hunger strike

June 10, 2019

*The lawyer of administrative detainee Hassan Awewi, 35 years old from 
Hebron, confirmed to Addameer, that his client ended his hunger strike, 
Sunday night, 9 June, 2019. Awewi’s lawyer said that after 69 days of 
hunger strike, an agreement was reached with the occupation’s military 
Prosecution. According to the agreement, Awewi will be released after 
one more renewal of his detention.*

*According to Awewi’s lawyer, the military prosecution responded to the 
prisoner's request to limit his administrative detention, after a 
serious deterioration of his health condition. Awewi is currently in the 
Suroka hospital, where he was transferred last week. Occupation forces 
arrested Awewi on 15 January and issued a six-month administrative 
detention order against him. Awewi entered an open hunger strike on 2 
April to protest his administrative detention and demanded his release.*

*The administrative detention used by the occupation forces as arbitrary 
detention amounts to a systematic method of torture. It violates the 
basic rights of Palestinian prisoners and violates all the norms of 
international law. Further more, the occupation authorities’ delay in 
responding to the demands of administrative detainees, who resort to 
hunger strikes as a sole means of protesting against their arrest, puts 
the lives of the striking detainees at risk. Addameer therefore 
highlights that the occupation authorities bear full responsibility for 
the life and safety of Hassan Awewi. The occupation authorities are 
equally fully responsible of all the health complications he may suffer 
as a result of his health deterioration during the strike. Addameer also 
calls upon the international community to pressure the occupying state, 
in order to stop the administrative detention policy and the release of 
all administrative detainees.*

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