Disabled prisoner on hunger strike for 49 days

Disabled prisoner

The Palestinian prisoner Amir Asaad, from Kafer Kana within the Green Line, has been engaged in an open-ended hunger strike for the 49th consecutive day.

Palestinian committee for prisoners’ affairs affirmed that Assad, held in Israeli jails since 2012, declared hunger strike in protest against his difficult detention conditions in Gilboa prison.

The committee expressed deep concern over the health condition of the disabled prisoner who is currently held in solitary confinement, demanding his immediate release.

Asaad is one of many Palestinian prisoners with special needs in Israeli jails. He used to attend physical therapy sessions before his arrest. He had spent the past six years in Ramla prison’s hospital and his sentence is due to end in June 2018.

(Source / 05.04.2018)

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