On Monday, 22 June 2015, human rights organizations participated in a sit-in before the offices of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Gaza in solidarity with the prisoner Khader Adnan, who has been on hunger strike for the 49th consecutive day.
Staff members of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and Al Dameer Association for Human Rights joined the sit-in. They raised banners calling for putting an end to the policy of administrative detention and force-feeding that puts the lives of prisoners on a hunger strike at stake and violates the prisoners’ basic right to go on hunger strike.
Lawyer Raji Sourani, Direct of PCHR, delivered a speech on behalf of all human rights organizations. He stressed the support given by human rights organizations to Adnan who is, with his empty stomach, going through a legal struggle on behalf of the whole nation. He added that after all other means were exhausted, Adnan is struggling with his body cells.
Sourani displayed the inhumane conditions experienced by the Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli jails, and Israeli violations and crimes committed against them. Sourani promised that the legal struggle of human rights organizations to prosecute Israeli war criminals atn the international level will never stop.
(Source / 25.06.2015)