Tagged: Hunger Strikes

Hunger Striking Palestinian Journalist is Dying, Lawyer Says
Oren Ziv & Yael Marom, +972 Magazine

Hunger Striking Palestinian Journalist is Dying, Lawyer Says

Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq is on day 77 of a hunger strike protesting his administrative detention, a practice Israel uses to imprison people without having to charge them or bring them to trial. Al-Qiq is suffering from serious vertigo, has lost most of his sight and hearing, and can barely speak.

on February 9, 2016
Hunger-striking Journalist No Longer Responsive, Says Wife
Ma'an News Agency

Hunger-striking Journalist No Longer Responsive, Says Wife

The wife of hunger-striking Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq said Friday that her husband's health had continued to deteriorate and he was no longer responsive to visitors. Fayhaa Shalash, a journalist herself, told Ma’an that al-Qiq's health had shown a decline since Thursday when she said he had still been responsive.

on February 5, 2016
Israel Freezes Hunger Striker’s Detention Without Trial
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Freezes Hunger Striker’s Detention Without Trial

Israel's top court on Thursday suspended the detention without trial of Palestinian prisoner Muhammad al-Qiq citing medical concerns, 72 days into the prisoner's life-threatening hunger strike. Qadura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoner's Society, told Ma'an that Israel's Supreme Court was freezing al-Qiq's six-month administrative detention order until his health improved.

on February 4, 2016
Q&A: Jailed Palestinian Man to Ne ‘Either Free or Dead’
Ylenia Gostoli. Al Jazeera

Q&A: Jailed Palestinian Man to Ne ‘Either Free or Dead’

Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qiq has been on hunger strike for more than two months to protest against his detention without charge or trial. Qiq, a reporter for the Saudi-owned TV channel Almajd and a father of two, is one of 660 Palestinians being held in administrative detention - the highest number since 2008, according to data released in December.

on February 1, 2016
Palestinian Journalist Imprisoned by Israel Without Trial on Verge of Death
Ben Norton, Salon

Palestinian Journalist Imprisoned by Israel Without Trial on Verge of Death

Mohammad al-Qiq is on the verge of death. The 32-year-old Palestinian journalist was imprisoned by Israel without charge or trial. In protest of his extralegal administrative detention, al-Qiq has refused food for more than two months. This week marks more than 65 days on hunger strike.

on January 29, 2016
Palestinian Journalist to Continue Hunger Strike Despite Risk of Death
Al Jazeera America

Palestinian Journalist to Continue Hunger Strike Despite Risk of Death

A Palestinian journalist on a hunger strike for 65 days has vowed to continue protesting his imprisonment without charge until Israel agrees to release him, a lawyer representing his case said Thursday. The announcement came one day after the Israeli Supreme Court delayed a decision on granting his release. Mohammed Al-Qeq, a news reporter for Saudi channel Al Majd, has refused food...

on January 28, 2016
Israeli Court Refuses to Release Hunger Striker on Brink of Death
Charlotte Silver, Electronic Intifada

Israeli Court Refuses to Release Hunger Striker on Brink of Death

Journalist Muhammad al-Qiq is to remain in detention, despite his critical condition after 63 days of hunger strike, Israel’s highest court ruled on Wednesday. Al-Qiq has consumed nothing but water during his two-month protest of his detention without charge or trial under an administrative detention order issued by an Israeli military court.

on January 27, 2016
Israeli Court to Rule on Fasting Palestinian Journalist
Yahoo! News/AFP

Israeli Court to Rule on Fasting Palestinian Journalist

Israel's top court will this week rule on whether to release a hunger-striking Palestinian journalist who is described as being close to death, his lawyer said Tuesday. Jawad Boulus said the Supreme Court in Jerusalem will meet Wednesday to decide whether to scrap Mohammed al-Qiq's detention.

on January 26, 2016
Lawyer: Hunger-striking Journalist on Brink of Death
Ma'an News Agency

Lawyer: Hunger-striking Journalist on Brink of Death

Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq, who has been on hunger strike in Israeli jail for 61 days, is on brink of death, the journalist's lawyer told Ma'an on Monday. After visiting al-Qiq earlier in the day, Ashraf Abu Sneina, a lawyer with the Palestinian Authority's Committee for Prisoners' Affairs, said al-Qiq was unconscious and unable to speak, adding that he had exhibited "sudden symptoms that could lead to his death."

on January 25, 2016
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