Administrative detainees to escalate protest steps

Administrative detainees

Palestinian administrative detainees, held in Israeli jails without charge or trial, declared on Saturday to escalate their protest steps during the next few days in challenge of Israeli Prison Service’s negligence policy.

The PA committee for prisoners’ affairs affirmed that the decision came after five administrative detainees were moved to solitary confinement in Ofer prison on Thursday shortly after declaring an open hunger strike as part of their struggle to improve their conditions.

The prisoners’ representatives plan to escalate their struggle in the coming weeks by increasing the number of hunger strikers, the committee added.

On February 15, Palestinian administrative detainees started to boycott Israeli courts in protest against the increasing use of administrative detention policy as a punitive measure against Palestinian prisoners and their families.

(Source / 07.07.2018)

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