Further Information: Terminally Ill Palestinian Prisoner Dies in Israeli Custody: Walid Daqqah

On 7 April, Walid Daqqah, terminally ill Palestinian prisoner, died in an Israeli jail after having spent 38 years imprisoned. Walid Daqqah died as a result of systematic medical neglect, torture and other ill-treatment, including physical attacks while in prison. His body is still withheld by the Israeli authorities. On 16 April, Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, filed a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court on behalf of Walid Daqqah’s family, demanding the immediate release of his body for burial. The case is still ongoing, awaiting a court decision.

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