As many of you know, and as Physicians for Human Rights-Israel confirmed last night, Khader Adnan ended his 66 day-long hunger strike yesterday, Tuesday 21/2/2012, after reaching an agreement with the State Attorney's Office. According to the arrangement, Khader Adnan will be released from administrative detention on April 17, 2012, and barring the introduction of any new evidence against him, his detention shall not be renewed.
We would like to all of you for your invaluable support, action, and engagement on behalf of Khader Adnan. We so much appreciate the many ways you assisted us in our efforts to protect Khader's rights during the time of his hunger strike and joined in the struggle against the unjust practice of adminstrative detention.
Khader Adnan is expected to go through a complex recovery process and will have to undergo a variety of medical procedures, some of them risky. PHR-Israel's affiliated doctor will continue to accompany Khader through his recovery process.
The nature of the struggle Khader chose to wage against the torture and cruel and degrading treatment to which he was subjected during his arrest and interrogation, and later while protesting his arbitrary detention, not only succeeded in exposing the injustice done to him personally, but also resulted in raising awareness of the issue of administrative detention in Israel and the world over.
Over the past weeks, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel was confronted by serious challenges and ethical dilemmas. In the coming period, we hope to share with you a summary and assessment of the various issues that arose from our involvement in this case.
Once again, thank you for your support.
Prisoners and Detainees Department
Physician for Human Rights-Israel