Hunger-striking Journalist Transferred from Prison to Hospital

January 2, 2016 1:24 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0
02 Jan
1:24 AM

Israeli Prison Service (IPS) has transferred jailed Palestinian journalist, Muhammad Al-Qeeq, to the hospital, after his health severely deteriorated. He has been staging a hunger strike for over 30 days.The wife of Al-Qeeq said that IPS moved her husband from Al-Ramleh clinic to Al-Afoola hospital, after the deterioration of his health due to the hunger strike.

Al-Qeeq’s wife added, according to Al Ray, that her husband’s lawyer visited him in Al-Ramleh clinic, stating that signs of extreme fatigue were clearly apparent.

She called on the International Committee of the Red Cross and humanitarian organizations to take action and visit her husband, at Al-Afoola hospital, to check on his health condition.

‘My husband had passed through very harsh conditions of detention in the last period, especially during his investigation,’ she explained.

Al-Qeeq was detained on 21th of November, from his home in Ramallah, before staging an open-ended hunger strike after four days, protesting his illegal detention.

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