Barghouthi persistent in his hunger strike despite serious health deterioration

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RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Jordanian prisoner Abdullah Barghouthi, whose health seriously worsened, said he would continue his hunger strike until he dies or returns to his country.

According to head of Mandela institute Buthaina Duqmaq, who visited the prisoner lately, Barghouthi affirmed that he and the other four Jordanian hunger striker would never end their struggle for their just demands even if it cost them their lives.

Duqmaq said that prisoner Barghouthi enjoys high spirits despite the long months of hunger strike that affected his health considerably.

Barghouthi, who is serving 67 life sentences, suffer from serious health problems in his right kidney, liver and left hand as a result of the hunger strike, according to his doctors.

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Report: Published by Adalah, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights | June 26, 2012

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