RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Palestinian political prisoner Islam Arouri started a hunger strike in the PA Preventive Apparatus’ prison in Ramallah to protest at the continuation of his detention.
The Committee of political prisoners’ families in the West Bank asserted that the prisoner Arouri, from the town of Aroura in Ramallah district, has decided to continue the hunger strike until his release as well as the rest of the political prisoners.
Arouri has been arrested on October 7, 2010 by the Preventive Security Service, two months after his marriage, and he has been subjected to different forms of torture in the Beitonia prison and in the solitary confinement.
After a period of his arrest, a military court sentenced him to three years imprisonment, of which he had already served 25 months.
Islam went on hunger strike on June 18, 2012 along with other detainees in the prisons of the PA security apparatuses.
The PA’s apparatuses did not pay any attention to the conditions of the hunger striking prisoner, but rather escalated the repressive measures against him through transferring him to solitary confinement in order to pressure him to end his strike.
Islam’s mother repeatedly appealed to the PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and the human rights organizations to intervene and release her son who needs to undergo an urgent surgery, but the appeals fell on deaf ears.
A journal published by Adalah, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights | June 26, 2012
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