Palestinian hunger striker could die ‘any moment’
January 25, 2016   By:    Muhammad al-Qiq, Palestinian Detainee, Palestinian Prisoners   Comments are off   //   372 Views

Al Qiq has been refusing food since November 25 in protest to his torture while in jail

Ramallah: A Palestinian journalist on a two-month hunger strike in an Israeli jail could die at any minute, his lawyer warned on Monday.

Mohammad Al Qiq’s health is “very, very bad,” lawyer Jawad Boulus told AFP after a visit on Sunday. “He faces the possibility of death at any moment.”

Al Qiq, a 33-year-old father of two and a correspondent for Saudi Arabia’s Almajd TV network, was arrested on November 21 at his home in the West Bank city of Ramallah and is being held under Israel’s controversial administrative detention law.

He has been refusing food since November 25 in protest at “torture and ill treatment that he was subjected to during interrogation”, according to Addameer, a Palestinian human rights organisation.

At 61 days since his strike began, Al Qiq’s organs are at risk of failure.


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