Monday, February 20, 2012
4:30pm until 7:30pm
800 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10017
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Existence is Resistance and Al Awda NY are calling for all to support our brother Khader Adnan, demand his release and stand together in solidarity this Monday outside the Israeli Embassy in New York.
Sixty-two days. That is how long it’s been since Khader Adnan has eaten.
The 33-year-old Palestinian was taken from his home in Arrabeh village near Jenin in the occupied West Bank at 3:30am on December 17. One day later he began his hunger strike to protest against the “humiliation and policy of administrative detention”. Adnan, like hundreds of other Palestinians, was arrested under a military order that Israel has named “administrative detention”, which allows prisoners to be held without charge or trial for periods of up to six months, spells that can be renewed indefinitely.
Sahar Francis is a lawyer with Addameer, a prisoner rights groups based in the West Bank city of Ramallah, and a member of Khader Adnan’s legal team. She visited the hunger striker in Ziv hospital in Safad, Israel, on Friday.
She described her client, who remains shackled to his hospital bed, as “mentally perfect, but physically very weak”.
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