Friday, March 23, 2012

Health of Palestinian captive Bilal Diab deteriorates


JENIN, (PIC)-- Palestinian captive, Bilal Diab, from the city of Jenin, continues with his hunger strike for the 23rd consecutive day in Negev jail in southern Palestine. He is protesting the occupation’s policy of administrative detention years on end without charge or trial.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) called all Palestinian people to show solidarity with captive Bilal Diab (26 years) who spent seven years on aggregate in occupation jails.

The lawyer of the PPS quoted Palestinian captives in Negev prison as saying that Diab is not allowed to see his lawyer, that his situation is worsening and that the prison’s administration mistreats him deliberately because of his hunger strike.

“It is the duty of everyone to support all our captives by expanding the support campaigns to those captives who are on hunger strike." Bassm Diab, the captive’s brother, said “My brother is detained without charge. We are very concerned for his health. My mother was hospitalised upon hearing about his worsening condition and is waiting to hear that he is in good health and see him safe."

Diab called on human rights organisation to shoulder their responsibilities towards Palestinian captives, especially those detained under administrative detention without charge or trial.
Health of Palestinian captive Bilal Diab deteriorates