WAFA: “Israel keeps cancer-stricken Palestinian in administrative detention despite his need for medical attention”

RAMALLAH, Monday, November 21, 2022 (WAFA) – Israel is keeping a cancer-stricken Palestinian man in administrative detention despite his urgent need for medical attention, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) stated.

It said Abdul Baset Mu’tan, 48, from the town of Burqa, east of Ramallah, has colon cancer, and his health is constantly deteriorating.

Mu’tan was slammed with six months in administrative detention in July, only three months after his release from a previous six-month administrative detention sentence.

Following an appeal for his release to allow him to get treatment for cancer, a military court reduced his sentence to four months. However, the six-month order was reinstated following an appeal by the military prosecutor.

The PPS accused Israel of slow murder of Palestinian prisoners, mainly the ill, through its medical negligence policy, urging the immediate release of Mu’tan, who is married with four children and who spent a total of nine years behind Israeli bars for his resistance of the occupation, most of it in administrative detention, to allow him to pursue proper and badly needed treatment at hospitals.

(Source / 23.11.2022)

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