Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ill 60-year-old prisoner moved from hospital to detention; Israel renews administrative sentence

Date: 05 / 05 / 2009 Time: 10:10

Hebron – Ma’an – Israeli authorities transferred ailing 60-year-old detainee Ahmad Al-Qiq from the Ar-Ramlah Hospital to the Ofer Detention Center near Ramallah despite the move meaning he can no longer receive adequate care, his family said Monday.

Once he arrived at Ofer Al-Qiq’s administrative detention order was renewed for another four months, meaning he will continue to be held without charge and without seeing a judge. This is the third time his administrative detention sentence has been renewed.

During Al-Qiq’s last four months he was transferred between Israeli prisons between four and six times despite his delicate health condition.