#PalHunger | Shafei declares hunger strike to protest his torture

[ PIC 10/01/2013 – 04:46 PM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)– Prisoner Mehdi Shafei, from the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank, announced two days ago an open hunger strike in protest at being tortured during interrogation at Al-Jalama Interrogation and Detention Center, Palestinian human rights sources revealed.

Tadamun foundation for human rights confirmed that the prisoner Shafei declared and an open hunger strike protesting against the interrogation methods carried out by the Israeli officers against him since the moment of his arrest on 17 December, where they tied his hands and left him hanging, in addition to assaulting and humiliating him.

The foundation said in a statement released on Wednesday that the captive Shafei is insistent to continue his hunger strike until stopping the interrogation and his release.

In a related context, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) confirmed that the occupation authorities are practicing deliberate medical neglect against the Palestinian Prisoner Mohamed Farid Asaad who is held in Ramle Prison clinic.

Asaad suffers blood vessels and arteries blockage, causing swelling, PPS said, pointing out that his health status is very difficult due to the lack of treatment for such a complication in Israeli prison clinics.

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

“On Torture” is an edited volume of essays by Palestinian, Israeli and international legal and medical experts and practitioners based on presentations that they gave during a workshop held in Jerusalem in April 2011 entitled, “Securing Accountability for Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment (CIDT) in Israel: New Trends and Comparative Lessons”.

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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