#PalHunger | Al-Rikhawi and Barq continue their open hunger strike

[ PIC 08/07/2012 – 08:57 PM ]

RAMALLAH,(PIC)– The lawyer for the Palestinian prisoners society confirmed on Sunday that Akram al-Rikhawi continues with his open-ended hunger strike for the 90th day in a row despite serious deterioration in his health.

The prisoner al-Rikhawi told the lawyer that he is no longer able to move his left foot, and, as his doctor explained to him while visiting him; “the inability to move his feet is due to a severe shortage of vitamins,” the doctor said, stressing on the need to provide the prisoner with vitamins due to his health condition.

In this context, the prisoner said that he refuses to stay in a civilian hospital due to the racist and inhumane treatment he gets, especially that he is treated as a prisoner and not as a patient, stressing that he will exhaust all legal avenues available in order to achieve his demand.

Meanwhile, the lawyer for Prisoners Society visited the prisoner Samir Barq who has been on hunger strike to protest against Israeli prison conditions and administrative detention, pointing out that he is suffering from severe health deterioration due to his hunger strike, stressing that he is still on hunger strike, urging his immediate release.

The prisoner has been detained since 11/7/2010 without any charge or trial, he is married to a Pakistani woman and holds a Jordanian nationality.


A journal published by Adalah, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights | June 26, 2012

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The essayists explore the history of torture in Israel, the daily challenges that practitioners face in seeking accountability for torture and CIDT in Israel, and the changing face of torture.


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