Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Story of Khader Adnan

Khader Adnan, a 33 year old Palestinian activist, is in detention- lying shackled to a hospital bed in northern Israel and under constant armed guard.

He has been on hunger strike for over 60 days and doctors have warned that his life is in serious danger.

He was arrested on 17 December 2011 and started his hunger strike a day later to protest against his ill-treatment by the Israel Security Agency (ISA).

In January this year, he was given a four-month administrative detention order signed by a military commander.

Administrative detention is a procedure under which detainees are held without charge, or trial, for up to six months and which can be renewed repeatedly.

In the meantime, because of his hunger strike, Khader Adnan’s health has been deteriorating quite seriously. Hundreds of other Palestinian detainees and prisoners have joined his hunger strike.

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