Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

[Dublin] IPSC stall and Vigil for Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike (IPSC)

Palestinian political prisoner Khader Adnan has been on hunger strike for over 50 days.  The IPSC is holding a vigil for Khader and all Palestinian political prisoners on Saturday 27th June from 1pm to 3pm at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

This is the second time Adnan has gone on hunger strike to protest his administrative detention, a process in which prisoners remain in detention without having seen trial or been officially sentenced. The first hunger strike was in 2012, when he demanded that he either be released from indefinite detention or sentenced. Adnan went on hunger strike for 66 days, which came to an end after the state finally agreed to release him.

Adnan was detained once again in 2014 while passing through a checkpoint near Nablus during Operation Brother’s Keeper, and was placed in administrative detention. On May 6, 2015, a short while after his detention was extended for the third straight time, Adnan announced that he would go on another hunger strike. According to the army, intelligence gathered on the detainee shows he has direct ties to Islamic Jihad. The intelligence, however, has not led to an official indictment.