12/13/2018

Urgent Action Update: Hunger-Striking Detainee Admitted to Hospital (State of Palestine: UA 203.18)


The Palestinian authorities have transferred social justice activist Suha Jbara to a hospital in Jericho following a deterioration in her health condition. She has been on hunger strike since 22 November to protest against her arbitrary detention. Her next court hearing is scheduled for 20 December.

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The Palestinian authorities have transferred social justice activist Suha Jbara to a hospital in Jericho following a deterioration in her health condition. She has been on hunger strike since 22 November to protest against her arbitrary detention. Her next court hearing is scheduled for 20 December.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Release Suha Jbara immediately unless she is promptly charged with a recognizable criminal offense;
  • Ensure that, Suha Jbara is not punished in any way for her hunger strike, is treated humanely at all times, and given access to adequate medical care by independent health professionals, including if necessary in a hospital which can provide adequate specialist treatment;
  • Order a prompt, impartial, independent and effective investigation into Suha Jbara’s allegations of torture and other ill-treatment in Jericho Detention and Interrogation Centre, and ensure that any officials identified as responsible are immediately suspended and subjected to disciplinary and criminal proceedings.

Contact these two officials by 24 January 2019:

Minister of Justice
Ali Abu Diak
Ministry of Justice

Masyoun, Ramallah             
State of Palestine  
Fax: +970 (2) 2973265
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

Attorney General
Ahmad Barak        

Office of the Public Prosecutor           
Ramallah, State of Palestine
Facebook: Dr. Ahmad Barak
Fax: +970 (2) 2983071
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Attorney General

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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