Activists: Samer Essawi sentences to eight months jail

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 21, 2013 16:59

Palestinian detainee Samer Essawi on Thursday was sentenced by a Jerusalem Magistrates Court to eight months in jail, beginning from 7 July 2012, according to activist tweets.

Activists quoted Essawi's lawyer as saying that  Essawi will continue his hunger strike despite the Israeli verdict. He still faces a separate trial by a military court.

Samer has been on hunger strike for 213 days.


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