‘Israel has to end ill-treatment of hunger striking Pal detainee’

The Israeli occupation military arrested Al-Qeq from his home in ccupied West Bank, and initially took him to a detention centre in the illegal Israeli settlement of Beit El

Amnesty International has called on the Israeli occupation to “end ill-treatment of hunger striking Palestinian detainee” who has been on hunger strike for more than two months.

Regarding the health condition of the hunger-striker, Amnesty International said: “Al-Qeq’s health is now in serious danger.”

Days of Palestine, London –Amnesty International has called on the Israeli occupation to “end ill-treatment of hunger striking Palestinian detainee” who has been on hunger strike for more than two months.

“The Israeli authorities must immediately cease all non-consensual medical treatment and other punitive measures against Palestinian journalist Mohamed al-Qeq, who has been held without charge or trial for two months and on hunger strike since 25 November,” Amnesty International said.

It added: “The authorities have undertaken a number of measures aimed at pressuring him to end the hunger strike, some of which violate the prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment”

Amnesty International pointed out that “Al-Qeq has been on a hunger strike, refusing everything but water, in order to protest the torture or other ill-treatment to which he says he was subjected in Israeli custody, and to demand his release from detention he believes is motivated by his work as a journalist.”

Regarding the health condition of the hunger-striker, Amnesty International said: “Al-Qeq’s health is now in serious danger.”

Therefore, it said: “The Israeli authorities should release him unless he is charged with an internationally recognisable criminal offence and tried in proceedings adhering to international standards.”

It continued: “They should also conduct independent investigations into his complaints of torture or other ill-treatment and prosecute those responsible if sufficient admissible evidence is found.”

The Israeli occupation military arrested Al-Qeq from his home in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, on 21 November 2015, and initially took him to a detention centre in the illegal Israeli settlement of Beit El.

Then, he was transferred to a detention centre in Jerusalem, and then the Kishon (Jalameh) detention centre, near Haifa.

(Source / 24.01.2016)

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