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BTL: Jailed Palestinian Hunger Strikers Win Concessions from Israelis on Improved Prison
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Thursday May 31st, 2012 8:20 AM
Interview with Saher Francis, human rights lawyer and director of Addameer, a prisoner support and human rights association based in the West Bank, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Jailed Palestinian Hunger Strikers Win Concessions from Israelis on Improved Prison Conditions

Interview with Saher Francis, human rights lawyer and director of Addameer, a prisoner support and human rights association based in the West Bank, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Hunger strikes by Palestinian prisoners held in administrative detention inside Israel are nothing new, but extended hunger strikes undertaken in 2011 and 2012 this year have garnered more media coverage in the U.S. than previous prison campaigns. The latest hunger strikes were undertaken to demand an end to harsh restrictions put in place after Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was taken prisoner in 2006 by members of Hamas and held in Gaza for five years. Story continues

http://www.btlonline.org/2012/seg/120608af-btl-francis.html