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02.10.2016
Anas Ibrahim Shadid (20-year-old) and Ahmad Abu Fara (29-year-old) are currently on their eighth day of hunger strike in protest of their detention without charge or trial. Shadid and Abu Fara have been imprisoned since 1 August 2016 and placed under administrative detention in Ofer prison. There are approximately 700 Palestinians detained without charge or trial under administrative detention.
06.09.2016
The Six Palestinians held in Palestinian Authority Prison have suspend their Hunger Strike after the Magistrate Court issued list of charges against them on 6 September 2016. The Palestinian Security Forces arrested the six men over five months ago. These have been identified as: Basel Al-A’raj, Ali Dar Al-Sheikh, Mohammad Al-Salameen, Haitham Siyaj, Saif Al-Idrisi, and Mohammad Harb. They continue to be held in detention without charge. On Sunday, 28 August 2016, the six Palestinians declared an open hunger strike in protest of their continued detention without charge.
25.08.2016
Appeal Against Administrative Detention of Mohammad Abu Sakha Rejected An appeal against the administrative detention order of Palestinian circus performer Mohammad Abu Sakha has been rejected today, 25 August 2016. The appeal was submitted by Addameer attorney on21 August 2016, to the military court of appeals in Ofer. The initial six-month administrative detention order was issued against Abu Sakha on 25 December 2015 and was set to end on 13 June 2016. However, it was further renewed an additional 6 months to end on 12 December 2016. Administrative detention is a procedure that allows the Israeli military to hold detainees indefinitely on secret evidence without charging them or allowing...
24.08.2016
Hunger striking administrative detianee Bilal Kayed, who is held by the Israeli occupation without charges or trial, suspends his strike that lasted for 71 days, after reaching an agreement. More information will be released tomorrow during a press confrence held in Ramallah at Watan News Agency at 11:00 am.
22.08.2016
First Appeal to Hight Court On Hunger Striking Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed Today, 22nd of August, was the first appeal to the Israeli High Court on the administrative detention of Bilal Kayed, together with an appeal on his continued shackling and the prevention of the visit of an independent medical expert by Addameer and Physicians for Human Rights- Israel. A further discussion of his administrative detention was set for the 25th of August 2016. The hearings focused on Mr. Kayed’s administrative detention, into which he was placed after 14 and a half years in prison, his continued shackling to the hospital bed and his right to see an independent doctor . Mr. Kayed was initially...
11.08.2016
Kayed’s Appeal Hearing in Israeli High Court Scheduled Two Months Away Despite Health Condition The Israeli High Court has scheduled an appeal hearing for Administrative Detention of hunger striking detainee Bilal Kayed to 05 October 2016, about two months from today, despite his deteriorating health condition. The appeal was submitted by Addameer’s attorney to cancel the administrative detention of Mr. Kayed. Mr. Kayed has entered his 58 th day on hunger strike and has affirmed to Addameer’s director, Attorney Sahar Francis in a visit to Barzilai hospital today (11 August 2016) that he continues to refuse medical examinations and treatment, as well as vitamin supplements and is only...
08.08.2016
Hunger-Striking Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed Threatened with Forced Treatment At Barzilai medical center today (08 August 2016), hunger striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed informed Addameer attorney Farah Bayadsi that the director of Ashkelon prison visited him on Saturday, 6 August 2016, and held him responsible for the mass hunger strikes taking place in the prisons. This was stated in the context of over 100 Palestinian prisoners and detainees having joined mass hunger strikes throughout Israeli prisons and detention centers in solidarity with the hunger striking administrative detainee. On his 55 th day on hunger strike, Bilal is still shackled to his bed with his right...
08.08.2016
Israeli High Court Rejects Appeal Against Omar Nazzal Administrative Detention Israeli High Court rejected an appeal by Addameer's attorney to cancel the administrative detention order against journalist Omar Nazzal today, Monday 08 August 2016. An administrative detention order was issued on 02 May 2016 against Mr. Nazzal, which is set to end on 22 August 2016, but may be renewed indefinitely. Recently, Mr.Nazzal has joined the mass hunger strike in solidarity with hunger striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed. Occupation forces arrested the journalist Omar Nazzal, a member of the General Secretariat of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, and president of the Democratic...
04.08.2016
Addameer’s attorney Farah Bayadsi visited hunger-striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed yesterday, 03 August 2016 in Barzilai Medical Center. Attorney Bayadsi reported that Mr. Kayed has only taken B1 vitamin, sucrose, salt, and water – to prevent blood clot and visual impairment. He continues to refuse invasive medical examinations, and is subjected to severe surveillance, including a watch-like movement detecting device that makes loud noises. This device is used to control and monitor his movement, and purportedly to ensure that he will not escape. Additionally, three prison guards continue to be present in and outside the room. Mr. Kayed continues to refuse to undergo any blood...
01.08.2016
Hunger Strikers in Solidarity with Bilal Kayed An estimated 100 Palestinian prisoners (cumulatively) have announced the beginning of an open hunger strike starting in mid-July 2016 in solidartiy with hunger striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed.* These include the following prisoners and detainees: Ofer Prison: 1. Yacoub Ajluoni – Hebron 2. Ghassan Zawahra – Bethlehem 3. Aysar Marouf – Ramallah 4. Rami Karaja – Ramallah 5. Hasan Karaja – Ramallah 6. Kanan Ni’an – Ramallah 7. Ahmad Tamimi – Ramallah 8. Shadi Jaber – Hebron 9. Karam Marrar – Ramallah 10. Abdul Karim Muhisen – Hebron 11. Ibrahim Al-Titi – Hebron 12. Mohammed Banat – Hebron 13. Mohammed Salah – Bethlehem 14. Tareq Murrar...

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