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10.07.2016
Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed's health Severely Deteriorates and Will be Transferred to a Hospital Twenty-six days after he began his hunger strike, administrative detainee Bilal Kayed’s health severely deteriorates and will be transferred to a hospital within the next few hours. Mr. Kayed is still refusing to undergo any medical examinations or to take any vitamins and salt supplements. He is currently only consuming water and has lost so much weight. Mr. Kayed will continue his hunger strike until he is freed. Bilal Kayed, a 35-year-old Palestinian from Nablus was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to 14 and a half years. He was previously placed in isolation in Rimon prison since...
07.07.2016
Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed's health Deteriorates as Hunger Strike Enters 23rd Day Twenty-three days after he began his hunger strike, administrative detainee Bilal Kayed’s health steadily deteriorates. According to Addameer’s attorney visit on 7/7/16, Mr. Kayed is still refusing to undergo any medical examinations or to take any vitamins and salt supplements. He is currently only consuming water and has approximately lost 25 kilos of his weight. He feels tiredness, weakness and inability to fall asleep; he only sleeps one hour per day. Bilal Kayed, a 35-year-old Palestinian from Nablus was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to 14 and a half years. He was previously placed in isolation...
05.07.2016
Administrative Detention Order Against Hunger Striking Detainee Bilal Kayed Confirmed Ramallah - The military Court in Ofer has confirmed the six months administrative detention order against hunger striking detainee Bilal Kayed. A confirmation hearing was held today (5/7/2016) at Ofer military court, without the presence of Mr. Kayed, who refused to attend the court hearing.The military prosecution claimed that Mr. Kayed’s administrative detention is based on secret information related to his activities inside the prison. The source of this secret information is an intelligence officer, who has personal issues with Mr. Kayed and who claimed that his release would pose a viable security...
05.07.2016
Administrative Detention order against Addameer's Media Coordinator Hasan Safadi confirmed On 4 July 2016, the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court confirmed the administrative detention order of six months against Addameer's Media Coordinator Mr Hasan Safadi. The public prosecution claimed that Safadi is affiliated with an illegal organisation and has visited an enemy state more than one time. Al Safadi is currently being held at Ktziot prison in the Negev. Occupation forces arrested Journalist and Addameer Media Coordinator Hasan Safadi while he was crossing Al Karameh Bridge on 01/05/2016, where he was detained at around 4.00 PM. Safadi was stopped at the bridge after being identified by a...
04.07.2016
Health Condition of Hunger-striking Detainee Bilal Kayed Deteriorates After Transfer to Ashkelon Israel authorities have transferred hunger striking administrative detainee Bilal Kayed yesterday (3 July 2016) to solitary confinement in Ashkelon Prison. Mr. Kayed was transferred from solitary confinement in Rimon prison to Ohli Kedar prison on 28 June 2016, as he entered his 14th day of hunger strike. During his time in Ohli Kedar, he was subjected to violent raids of his cell, as well as body searching on a regular basis. When he was transferred from Ramon prison to Ohli Kedar, he was strip-searched. He reached Ashkelon at 6.00 PM last night and is currently held in an isolation section...
03.07.2016
The United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued a statement regarding the arbitrary arrest and torture of one of the Hares boys. The five boys from Hares are charged with 20 counts of attempted murder each, apparently 1 count for every alleged stone thrown at passing cars, where a car of an Israeli settler into the back of a truck. The driver and her 3 daughters were injured, one of them was seriously injured, but later she succumbed to her wounds.The Israeli military prosecution insists that the boys consciously “intended to kill”; as a result, the boys faced the maximum punishment for attempted murder: 20 years to life imprisonment. In the statement,...
29.06.2016
After two days of interrogation, occupation forces release lawyer Mohammad Alayan, who was arrested on 27 June 2016. Mr. Alayan is the father of extrajudicially executed Palestinian Baha'a Alayan, a 22-year-old Palestinian from Jabal Al-Mukabber in Jerusalem that was killed by Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem on 13 October 2015. The terms of his release include: 5 days under house arrest, a 15-day ban from entering Al Aqsa Mosque, and a financial penalty. A hearing was held yesterday at the Magistrate Court in Jerusalem, during which the judge decided to extend the interrogation for an additional day. Addameer condemns the detention of Mr. Alayan and believes that he is being...
28.06.2016
Israeli Authorities Transfer Hunger Striking Administrative Detainee Bilal Kayed to Another Prison Israel authorities have transferred Bilal Kayed from solitary confinement in Rimon prison to Ohli Kedar prison. Mr. Kayed enters his 14th day of hunger strike and his transfer comes as a move to pressure him to put an end to his hunger strike. Bilal Kayed, a 35-year-old Palestinian from Nablus was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to 14 and a half years. He had been placed in isolation in Rimon prison since September 2015 until his scheduled release. Bilal was set to be released on 13 June 2016 after completing his sentence. However, a 6-month administrative detention order was issued against him...
27.06.2016
The occupation forces have arrested the lawyer Mohammad Alayan, who is the father of Bahaa Elayan, a 22-year-old Palestinian from Jabal Al-Mukabber in Jerusalem that was killed by Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem on 13 October 2015. Mr. Alayan was arrested early in the afternoon in East Jerusalem, after which he was taken to Al-Maskobiyeh interrogation centre. The interrogation has lasted for several hours and his detention has been extended by the intelligence for an additional 24 hours. Mr. Alayan will be brought in front of a court tomorrow (28/06/2016), in Jerusalem. Addameer’s attorney in Jerusalem, Mohammed Mahmoud, said that Mr. Alayan has been accused of involvement with an...
16.06.2016
PHROC Sends Letter to UN High Commissioner and Special Rapporteurs on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders Earlier this week, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) issued a letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights ZeidRa’ad Al Hussein, numerous Special Rapporteurs, and independent experts on attacks against human rights defenders (HRDs) in the Occupied Palestine Territory and within the Green Line. PHROC highlighted that Palestinian HRDs are regularly subjected to armed violence, travel bans, arrest, detention, defamation campaigns, and restrictions on movement, amongst other measures, by Israel. In the letter, PHROC underscored the importance...

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