5 Jordanian prisoners in Israel end hunger strike

"Israel has agreed to allow visits that last four hours the first time, and one and a half after that. The prisoners accepted this, and an agreement is expected in a few days," said Fuad al-Hafez

5 Jordanian prisoners in Israel end hunger strike

World Bulletin/News Desk

Five Jordanian nationals held prisoner in Israel have ended their hunger strike going on for almost a hundred days.

The strike ended on Sunday after Israel’s prison authority agreed to meet the prisoner's demands, sources from a committee to defend Jordanian prisoners in Israel said Monday.

The prisoners had demanded that the Israeli government stop solitary confinement and remove bans on conjugal visits.

"Israel has agreed to allow visits that last four hours the first time, and one and a half after that. The prisoners accepted this, and an agreement is expected in a few days," said Fuad al-Hafez, head of the Research Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights.

"If the demands are met, 90% of what the prisoners ask for will have been achieved," he said.

Jordanian prisoners Abdullah al-Bergasi, Ala Hamas, Munis Marji, Muhammad Reymawi and Hamza Osman had been on hunger strike since May.

Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says there are twenty Jordanian nationals in Israeli jails, while the Committee to Defend Jordanian prisoners puts the figure at 27.

Last Mod: 12 Ağustos 2013, 17:59
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