Friday, March 23, 2012

Attorney says Health of Striking Prisoner has Deteriorated

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA
 RAMALLAH, March 22, 2012– Attorney Jawad Boulus said Thursday after visiting Hana Shalabi, the prisoners who is on hunger strike since February 16, at her hospital bed that her health has sharply deteriorated.

He said Shalabi was transferred to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba, northern Israel, on Tuesday from Ramle prison hospital after it was realized that her health has deteriorated and that she needs medial attention.

Boulus, who heads the legal team at the Prisoners Club, said Shalabi, 30, was put in a small room protected by four jailers – two males and two females – and that they eat in front of her while she is on hunger strike.

Shalabi went on hunger strike to protest her arrest without charge of trial less than four months following her release in a prisoners exchange deal after serving more than two years in prison also without charge or trial.