Thursday, 4 June 2015

Hunger-striker Khader Adnan to be moved to hospital


RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The condition of hunger-striking prisoner Khader Adnan, who has been on strike for a month, is deteriorating and he is in serious danger, a prisoners' rights group said Wednesday.

The director of the legal department of the Palestinian Prisoner's Society, Jawad Boulos, who visited Adnan in the Ramle prison's clinic, said that Adnan is only drinking water, without salt, sugar or any vitamins and that he refuses to undergo any medical tests.

Adnan told Boulos that the Israel Prison Service visited him Wednesday morning in his cell and told him that he would be moved to a civilian hospital "by force" if necessary.

The prison service said that according to their rules, a prisoner who has been on hunger strike for over 28 days, without taking medical tests, salt, or vitamins will be treated as someone in critical condition who requires transfer for immediate medical care.

Adnan said he refuses to be moved to any civilian hospital, and is currently being held in the solitary confinement.

His family held a press conference in Ramallah on Wednesday to highlight his plight, with his mother saying that he is barely able to move.

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