Hunger-Striking Detainee Moved To Hospital

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Wednesday February 01, 2012 04:25 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies 

The Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) reported, on Tuesday evening, that detainee Khader Adnan was moved to a hospital near Bnei Brak after a sharp deterioration in his health condition after 47 days of hunger strike.

Adnan Khader -
Adnan Khader –

Earlier on Tuesday, the detainee stated that he will be stepping-up his strike by refraining from taking any liquids.

The Israeli Prison Administration (IPA) informed him that if he refuses to drink liquids it will have to administer them medically; Khader then agreed to drink water and a potassium pill.

The detainee has a court session scheduled for Wednesday. The PPS said it will be closely following his case through his attorney.

Khader, from the northern West Bank city of Jenin, started his hunger strike on December 18, one day after he was kidnapped by the army; he never faced charges, and decided to strike to protest his illegal imprisonment.

After 47 days of hunger striking, he has decided to escalate his strike and refrain from drinking any liquids.

He was sent to court on Monday, and the prosecution demanded that he remains imprisoned under administrative detention, without chargers; the court decided to delay its ruling in the case until Wednesday.

Source International Middle East Media Center.

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