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Call for Urgent Action
Palestinian Administrative Detainee on Hunger Strike in Critical Condition


The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council, the Arab Association for Human Rights, Adalah
and Physicians for Human Rights - Israel call for urgent action to save the life of Palestinian
administrative detainee and attorney Mohammad Allan, who has been on hunger strike for 57 days in
protest of his administrative detention without charge or trial since 6 November 2014. Mohammad Allan
is currently detained in Barzilai hospital in Askalan. The Israeli Prison Services transferred Allan from
Soroka hospital on 10 August after informing Allan’s lawyer of their intention to seek authorization to
force-feed him, which was met by the refusal of the medical staff at Soroka hospital to carry out any
forced examinations or treatment or Mr. Allan. Mahmoud Allan is currently in a dire physical state and in
a very critical condition.
Adv. Samer Sama’an from Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association visited Mr. Allan
in Barizlai hospital on 12 August 2015. Mr. Allan confirmed that he seeks to live, but a life of dignity and
freedom. He also reported to adv. Sama’an that he suffers from blurred vision, strong pressure in his ears,
fatigue, general pain in the body, and numbness in the hands and feet. He experiences difficulty in
movement and in signing papers. He also suffers from weakness in the hands and legs, difficulty in
balance, and inability to stand. He also complains of the lack of ability to sleep in Barzilai hospital for
extended hours. He continues to refuse to take medical examinations and is only taking water. Despite his
very fragile and critical situation of, the Israeli Prison Service still insists to keep Mr. Allan shackled by
foot and arm to what could potentially become his deathbed in a very inhumane treatment and gesture...

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