Detained Head Of Birzeit University Student Senate Continues Hunger Strike

23 Mar
9:25 AM

The Palestinian Prisonersā€™ Society (PPS) has reported, Thursday, the Omar Hasan al-Kiswani, the head of the Studentsā€™ Senate in Birzeit University in central West Bank, started the hunger strike three days ago, protesting his detention and lengthy interrogation without charges.

Al-Kiswani is held at the al-Maskobiyya interrogation center, in Jerusalem, and has been subject to abuse, torture and lengthy interrogations up to 18 hours a day.

Lawyer Maā€™moun al-Hasheem of the PPS, said the detainee informed an Israeli judge about his hunger strike, and the reasons for holding it.

The court issued an order denying al-Kiswani from meeting with his defense attorney until March 26th, while he remains under interrogation.

Maā€™moun stated that the court ordered al-Kiswani any further interrogation for seven more days, without allowing him any legal representation under the pretext of ā€œhaving a secret file against him.ā€

It is worth mentioning that al-Kiswani was kidnapped by undercover Israeli soldiers on March 7th, after the officers infiltrated into Birzeit University campus.

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