IOA isolates hunger striker Shalabi in Jewish homicide ward

JENIN, February 27, 2012 (PIC) – The Israeli Hasharon prison administration has moved hunger striker Hana’a Shalabi to an isolation cell in the midst of Jewish female homicide convicts.

Palestinian human rights sources said that the step served as a penal measure against Shalabi for insisting on continuing in her strike.

Shalabi, 29, told her lawyer on Sunday that she would continue in her hunger strike as the only available means to attain her rights.

The lawyer quoted the detainee as saying that the administrative detention against her was a capital punishment and not an administrative custody.

He said that she was brutally beaten on her arrest then sentenced without any charge to six months administrative custody, which prompted her to go on hunger strike.

The lawyer said that the soldiers ordered her to strip for search but she refused and was beaten for her refusal, adding that she was suffering from pain in the head and all over her body because of the beating.

He said that Shalabi wants an end to her detention and punishment for those who beat her in order to end her strike.

Shalabi, on her 12th day of hunger strike, has demanded the intervention of the Egyptian authorities since Cairo was the one that patronized the prisoners’ exchange deal between Hamas and Israel by which she was released and by which she should not be re-arrested.



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In a letter he gave to his lawyers for public release, Adnan explained why he was on hunger strike:
'The Israeli occupation has gone to extremes against our people, especially prisoners. I have been humiliated, beaten, and harassed by interrogators for no reason, and thus I swore to God I would fight the policy of administrative detention to which I and hundreds of my fellow prisoners fell prey ... The only thing I can do is offer my soul to God, as I believe righteousness and justice will eventually triumph over tyranny and oppression. I hereby assert that I am confronting the occupiers not for my own sake as an individual, but for the sake of thousands of prisoners who are being deprived of their simplest human rights while the world and international community look on. It is time the international community and the UN support prisoners and force the State of Israel to respect international human rights and stop treating prisoners as if they were not humans'.