EU 'concerned' for health of Palestinian hunger striker

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 18, 2012 16:26

The European Union on Friday expressed concern for the deteriorating health of Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan, who has refused to eat for 63 days in protest of his administrative detention. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, in a written statement, called on Israel to do all it can to preserve the health of Adnan.

The statement added a reiteration by Ashton of "the EU's longstanding concern about the extensive use by Israel of administrative detention without formal charge. Detainees have the right to be informed of charges underlying any detention and to a fair trial, she added.


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