Khader Adnan, 33, is now on the 65th day of his hunger strike and he has entered the fatal high-risk stage of starvation, where he is risking cardiac arrest and the inevitable shutting-down of major organs. Bobby Sands died on the 66th day of his hunger strike.
Mr. Adnan is currently being held in Zeif Hospital in Safed, Israel. Moving him via ambulance could endanger his life. So an Israeli court will hold an appeal session at the hospital.
The graduate student has been held without charge or trial since his detention on Dec. 17, and subjected to weeks of interrogation sessions and humiliation, his hands tied behind his back on a chair with a crooked back, causing extreme pain to his back. Adnan’s pregnant wife and two daughters visited him Feb. 7. She said his physical condition is horrifying, his clothes haven’t been changed, he hasn’t showered since his arrest, and his teeth and face are blotched.
(For more information see http://english.al-akhbar.com.)
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Have you heard about Israel’s horrible treatment of this prisoner or Israel’s routine use of arbitrary administrative detention in your newspaper or TV news? Why not?