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Palestinian Hero Khader Adnan’s family urges for his release

23 May 2015 8:39


The administrative detainee Khader Adnan’s family called on Friday for a real and effective popular support to his hunger strike declared 17 days ago.

During a solidarity vigil organized in Araba town, Adnan’s father stressed the urgent need for supporting his son’s protest steps against administrative detention policy according to which Palestinian prisoners are held in Israeli jails without trial or charge for unidentified period of time.

His father pointed out that Adnan was in high spirits and thanked institutions which were following his case. He added that Adnan has received two visits from the Red Cross since the beginning of his current hunger strike.

Former minister Wasfi Qubaha, who was recently released from Israeli jails, said during the event that nearly 500 Palestinian prisoners are held in administrative detention.

Adnan, a baker from Jenin, was arrested in July 2014 and declared an open hunger strike 17 days ago after his administrative detention was renewed for 4 months for the third time running.

Adnan became the face of a global movement following his December 2011 arrest, after which he refused food for 66 days before his release in April 2012.

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