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Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Further information: Hunger strikers ill-treated by prison guards

, Index number: MDE 15/047/2012

Administrative detainees Hassan Safadi and Samer al-Barq have been on hunger strike since 21 June and 22 May 2012 respectively. They have reportedly been repeatedly ill-treated by Israeli Prison Service (IPS) guards since 30 July. Their health was assessed by an independent doctor on 2 August and they need long-term specialized medical treatment which cannot be provided by the clinic in Ramleh prison.

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