Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Palestinian female detainee on four weeks of hunger strike

[ 29/12/2010 - 10:25 AM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Linan Abu Ghulma has been on hunger strike for four weeks after the Israeli prison services refused to unite her with her sister Taghrid in the Damon jail, the Dhameer society for prisoners said.
It said in a press release on Tuesday that its lawyer Samer Samaan met with Linan in Hasharon jail where the Israeli prison authority and intelligence official were pressuring her and playing on her nerves.
He said that the officials were trying to compel Linan to end her strike especially after she started to vomit and to suffer acute pain.
The lawyer said that the prison authority repeatedly promised to unite her with her sister but backtracked citing various pretexts.
The prison authority finally agreed to move Linan from solitary confinement to the general wards after she said she would eat one meal a day, the lawyer said, noting that after her transfer she remained on hunger strike.
Samaan said that Linan wanted to visit Taghrid at least once before her release next week, adding that she would not end her strike until her demand was met.