[Pnews] Palestinian Hunger Striker Maher al-Akhras Wins His Freedom
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Thu Nov 26 12:01:57 EST 2020
Hunger Striker Maher al-Akhras Wins His Freedom
November 26, 2020
Israeli authorities released Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who had
been on a hunger strike for 103 days. (Photo: via Social Media)
*By Palestine Chronicle Staff
Israeli authorities on Thursday released Palestinian prisoner Maher
al-Akhras, who had been on a hunger strike for 104 days.
Al-Akhras was immediately escorted to the Najah hospital in Nablus, north
of occupied West Bank, Quds News Network reported.
Al-Akhras, a father of six who comes from the northern West Bank district
of Jenin, was detained on July 27 and slammed with a four-month
administrative detention order without any clear charges and based on
secret evidence not available even to his lawyers.
He immediately went on a hunger strike demanding his release from prison
and he continued his hunger strike for 104 days, before ending it on
November 6, following an agreement with the Israeli authorities to release
him on November 26.
“Maher al-Akhras, and thousands like him, should not risk their lives to
obtain basic human rights, which should, in theory, be guaranteed under
international law,” Palestinian journalist and editor of The Palestine
Chronicle Ramzy Baroud wrote in a recent article.
“Equally important, Palestinian prisoners should not be left alone, paying
a price for daring to stand up for justice, fairness and for their people’s
freedom,” Baroud added.
(The Palestine Chronicle is a registered
<https://www.palestinechronicle.com/about/> 501(c)3 organization, thus, all
donations are tax deductible.)
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