Detainees launch protests that will develop into open #Palhunger strike against administrative detention

Detainees launch protest steps against administrative detention

Al Qassam website -18-08-2013,08:21
Administrative detainees in the Israeli occupation jails announced launching protest steps against policy of administrative detention at the beginning of September that will develop into open hunger strike in October.Fouad Khuffash, director of the Ahrar Center for Prisoners’ Studies and Human Rights, said that after discussions, the prisoners in the Negev and Ofer prisons decided to start protest steps in rejection of the policy of administrative detention.

The prisoners called for supporting them at the popular and media levels, to help them achieve their demands.

There are approximately 180 prisoners held under administrative detention, without trial or charge, in the Israeli jails mostly in the Negev desert prison.

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