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Israeli court rejects appeal to free hunger striker
Published Wednesday 16/01/2013 (updated) 23/01/2013 20:52
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RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israel's High Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to release hunger striking Palestinian prisoner Tariq Qaadan, who is being held without charge or trial.

Qaadan, from Jenin, was sentenced to administrative detention by an Israeli military court and has been on hunger strike for 50 days.

He told the court he will continue his strike until he is released: "I dedicate this hunger strike to my sick child, and to my freedom. I have been detained arbitrarily several months after I was released, so I will not end hunger strike unless I secure my freedom."

Qaadan and fellow hunger strikers Jafar Azzidine and Yousef Yassin were all detained on Nov. 22 and sentenced to administrative detention.

They are only drinking water and have refused medical treatment or tests since Dec. 21, the prisoner rights group Addameer said Monday.

The Israeli prison service is denying them family visits and has confiscated most of their belongings, according to Addameer.


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1 ) Arnold / Canada
16/01/2013 19:21
Wait a minute. What about the other Palestinians who we were told were on hunger strikes now for more than 100 days. what happened to them ?

2 ) Reader / from Edmonton
16/01/2013 22:40
Wait a minute? Tariq Qaadan, Jafar Azzidine, and Yousef Yassin have been waiting for charges since the 22th of November, 81000 minutes and counting. Don't they have rights in Israel? What kind of country is this that flaunts habeas corpus? Charge them and try them, or let them go.

3 ) Wrollwell College / UK
17/01/2013 17:43
#2 But Tariq Qaadan, Jafar Azzidine, and Yousef Yassin are they on hunger strike? And as a reader from Edmonton, how do you as an new immigrant feel about your First Nations people's problems.

4 ) Reader / from Edmonton
17/01/2013 20:56
The British government signed treaties with the tribes in Canada and Canada has honoured those treaties. Don't confuse American and Canadian history. They are quite different although they are alike in one instance: all of the indigenous people are citizens. And this before the Geneva Conventions.
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