Update on the health status of tortured detainee Samer Arbeed

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24 October 2019

On 22 October 2019, Samer Arbeed's detention was extended for another eight days, following a court session that barred Samer’s lawyer from being present. The hearing was held in Hadassah Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where Samer was transferred on 27 September due to life-threatening injuries from being tortured during interrogation in Al-Moscobiya Interrogation Center.

Samer continues to lie in the intensive care unit at Hadassah Hospital. Samer’s medical report detail a multitude of serious injuries. He continues to suffer from pain and swelling all over his body as eleven of his ribs are fractured. Following the court session, doctors reported that Samer currently suffers from pneumonia. They also reported an improvement in his kidneys function, although he is still required to be on constant and regular dialysis treatment.
Samer continues to be denied legal counsel despite his serious health condition; and was yet again denied from the court session yesterday. Furthermore, the Israeli Occupation Forces have continued to interrogate him while he lies in the ICU.