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01.08.2016
“Freedom or Death”: Bilal Kayed Vows to Escalate Disobedience Following High Court Ruling Addameer’s attorney Farah Bayadsi visited hunger-striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed yesterday, 31 July 2016 in Barzilai Medical Center. Attorney Bayadsi reported that Mr. Kayed is subjected to severe surveillance, including a watch-like detecting device that makes loud noises every 20 minutes and each time a certain degree of movement is detected. This device is used to control and monitor his movement, and purportedly to ensure that he will not escape. Additionally, three prison guards are always present, coming in and outside the room. Mr. Kayed continues to refuse to undergo any invasive...
31.07.2016
Over 100 Palestinian Prisoners Join Mass Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Bilal Kayed Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers have launched a mass hunger strike in solidarity with hunger-striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed, who is on 47 th day of hunger strike in protest of his administrative detention. The call for hunger strike came amidst resentment of Israeli’s systematic and widespread use of administrative detention, without charge or trial. An estimated 100 Palestinian prisoners have announced the beginning of an open hunger strike starting in mid-July 2016. Bilal Kayed, a 35-year-old Palestinian from Nablus, was arrested in 2001 and...
27.07.2016
Administrative detainee Bilal Kayed has informed Addameer's attorney Mahmoud Hasan in a visit today to Barzilali hospital that his doctors decided to set water intake during the day as well as salt intake (not more than one liter of water with a an amount of salt) due to his deteriorating health condition, particularly the temporary loss of sight. Administrative detainee Bilal Kayed has also underlined that he is continuing his open hunger strike, which is on day 43, and that he still refuses to undertake any medical examination, which makes it difficult to determine his current health condition. Mr. Kayed continues to be shackled with his right hand and his left foot to the bed, and the...
25.07.2016
Addameer's attorney Mohammed Mahmoud has received a decision from the Israeli High Court in response to a petition filed on behalf of the families of extrajudicially killed Palestinians that have been withheld by Israeli authorities. The Court's decision forces the police and the Israeli government to explain the reason for suspending the return of Palestinian bodies to their families. The High Court gave the Israeli police until 15 August 2016 to explain their position. The decision to suspend the return of bodies came after Erdan criticized the presence of a large number of people following the burial of Alaa Abu Jamal, 22-year old from Jabal Al Mukabber, who extrajudicially executed by...
10.07.2016
Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed's health Severely Deteriorates and Will be Transferred to a Hospital Twenty-six days after he began his hunger strike, administrative detainee Bilal Kayed’s health severely deteriorates and will be transferred to a hospital within the next few hours. Mr. Kayed is still refusing to undergo any medical examinations or to take any vitamins and salt supplements. He is currently only consuming water and has lost so much weight. Mr. Kayed will continue his hunger strike until he is freed. Bilal Kayed, a 35-year-old Palestinian from Nablus was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to 14 and a half years. He was previously placed in isolation in Rimon prison since...
07.07.2016
Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed's health Deteriorates as Hunger Strike Enters 23rd Day Twenty-three days after he began his hunger strike, administrative detainee Bilal Kayed’s health steadily deteriorates. According to Addameer’s attorney visit on 7/7/16, Mr. Kayed is still refusing to undergo any medical examinations or to take any vitamins and salt supplements. He is currently only consuming water and has approximately lost 25 kilos of his weight. He feels tiredness, weakness and inability to fall asleep; he only sleeps one hour per day. Bilal Kayed, a 35-year-old Palestinian from Nablus was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to 14 and a half years. He was previously placed in isolation...
05.07.2016
Administrative Detention Order Against Hunger Striking Detainee Bilal Kayed Confirmed Ramallah - The military Court in Ofer has confirmed the six months administrative detention order against hunger striking detainee Bilal Kayed. A confirmation hearing was held today (5/7/2016) at Ofer military court, without the presence of Mr. Kayed, who refused to attend the court hearing.The military prosecution claimed that Mr. Kayed’s administrative detention is based on secret information related to his activities inside the prison. The source of this secret information is an intelligence officer, who has personal issues with Mr. Kayed and who claimed that his release would pose a viable security...
05.07.2016
Administrative Detention order against Addameer's Media Coordinator Hasan Safadi confirmed On 4 July 2016, the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court confirmed the administrative detention order of six months against Addameer's Media Coordinator Mr Hasan Safadi. The public prosecution claimed that Safadi is affiliated with an illegal organisation and has visited an enemy state more than one time. Al Safadi is currently being held at Ktziot prison in the Negev. Occupation forces arrested Journalist and Addameer Media Coordinator Hasan Safadi while he was crossing Al Karameh Bridge on 01/05/2016, where he was detained at around 4.00 PM. Safadi was stopped at the bridge after being identified by a...
04.07.2016
Health Condition of Hunger-striking Detainee Bilal Kayed Deteriorates After Transfer to Ashkelon Israel authorities have transferred hunger striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed yesterday (3 July 2016) to solitary confinement in Ashkelon Prison. Mr. Kayed was transferred from solitary confinement in Rimon prison to Ohli Kedar prison on 28 June 2016, as he entered his 14th day of hunger strike. During his time in Ohli Kedar, he was subjected to violent raids of his cell, as well as body searching on a regular basis. When he was transferred from Ramon prison to Ohli Kedar, he was strip-searched. He reached Ashkelon at 6.00 PM last night and is currently held in an isolation section...
03.07.2016
The United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued a statement regarding the arbitrary arrest and torture of one of the Hares boys. The five boys from Hares are charged with 20 counts of attempted murder each, apparently 1 count for every alleged stone thrown at passing cars, where a car of an Israeli settler into the back of a truck. The driver and her 3 daughters were injured, one of them was seriously injured, but later she succumbed to her wounds.The Israeli military prosecution insists that the boys consciously “intended to kill”; as a result, the boys faced the maximum punishment for attempted murder: 20 years to life imprisonment. In the statement,...

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