Jawad Bulous told Ma’an that Issawi started refusing all liquid on Monday in protest at having to wear ankle restraints and being shackled to his hospital bed.
He is required to keep his restraints on even when using the bathroom, Bulous said, adding that keeping him tied to the bed is inhumane and undignified.
The lawyer said that when he visited Issawi’s room he found seven Israeli prison officers eating food to deliberately torment Issawi.
Doctors have tried to convince Issawi to drink water and are afraid he may die at any moment as his blood pressure is very low.
Issawi was arrested on July 7 and accused of violating the terms of his release under a prisoner swap by leaving Jerusalem. He has been on hunger strike since Aug. 1 to protest Israel’ s violation of his amnesty and his illegal imprisonment.
Issawi was transferred from Ramle prison to the Kaplan Medical Center at the end of February.
Read a letter of Samer Issawi – On Day 209 of hunger strike
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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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