After 83 Days, Hunger Striker Loses 30 Kilograms, Stops Drinking Water

December 15, 2019 7:04 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0
15 Dec
7:04 AM

Palestinian administrative detainee in Israel, Ahmad Zahran, who has been on hunger strike for 83 consecutive days today, has lost 30 kilograms of his weight and his health has seriously deteriorated, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported.

According to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Commission, following a visit by the commission’s attorney to Zahran, that the latter is being held at Kaplan hospital in Israel with his hands cuffed to his bed.

It said Zahran, 42, from Deir Abu Mishaal village near Ramallah, was taken to hospital by the Israel Prison Services (IPS) a few days ago following a serious deterioration in his health, suffering from profound weakness, following the cessation of drinking water.

Zahran went on hunger strike to demand an end to his long administrative detention without charge or trial, based on secret evidence. He previously went on a similar hunger strike that lasted for 39 days after which he was released. He was later re-arrested and placed under administrative detention once again, prompting him to resort to another hunger strike.

Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam

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