vendredi 26 mai 2017

UN Alarmed by Condition of Hunger-Striking Palestinian Prisoners

L'ONU alarmée par les conditions des prisonniers palestiniens en grève de la faim

Londoners standing in solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers.
(Photo: IMEU)

The top United Nations human rights official yesterday urged Israel to improve conditions for Palestinians prisoners, especially the more than 1,500 whose hunger-strike had entered its 38th day.

The strike followed a call by Marwan Barghouthi, a senior Fatah member, for a protest against solitary confinement, detention conditions and the Israeli policy of administrative detention, imprisonment without trial or charge.

“I am especially alarmed by reports of punitive measures by the Israeli authorities against the hunger strikers, including restricted access to lawyers and the denial of family visits, ” Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, UN High Commissioner for H...

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