Palestinian journalist Qeiq transferred to Israeli Nafha jail

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Israeli prison service (IPS) on Sunday transferred the Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qeiq from the Ramla prison clinic to the Israeli Nafha desert lock-up. Speaking in an exclusive statement to the PIC, al-Qeiq’s wife, Fayhaa Shalash, said her husband was transferred in the morning to the Nafha jail pending his release next month as stipulated by a deal struck between his lawyers and the Israeli prosecution. The wife added that al-Qeiq ended two phases of medical therapy following a 95-day hunger strike that was on the verge of taking away his life in Israeli jail. Al-Qeiq is in need of more medical checks and treatment, his wife added.  Prisoner al-Qeiq was arrested on November 21, 2015 from his own family home in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah and had been subjected to harsh torture in the Jalama investigation center before he was sentenced to six months in administrative detention, without charge or trial. He ended his hunger strike on February 26 after the Israeli prison authorities promised to release him in May.

(Source / 11.04.2016)

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