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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Ask Israel to release, or immedietly charge and try 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.
Please act now
Support Palestinian activist Khader Adnan’s protest for respect for the human rights of Palestinians in Israeli detention. Call on the Israeli Minister of Defence to:
Immediately release Khader Adnan and other Palestinians held in administrative detention, or immediately charge and try them for internationally recognizable criminal offences in full conformity with international fair trial standards;
End the use of administrative detention, which violates the right to a fair trial;
Ensure that detainees are treated humanely at all times, and that no detainees are punished for their decision to go on hunger strike.
to save a person’s life.