Palestinian hunger striker released from Israeli prison

Mohamed Allan released from Israeli custody after being held almost a year without trial

Palestinian hunger striker released from Israeli prison

World Bulletin / News Desk

Palestinian hunger striker Mohamed Allan was released from prison late Wednesday after spending most of the past year in Israeli custody. 

Advocacy group Palestinian Prisoner’s Club said in a statement that Allan, 31, was taken to the hospital in Tulkarem, in the occupied West Bank, after being handed over by Israeli authorities.

Allan's latest hunger strike began in September when he was re-arrested by Israeli forces less than a month after being released in August, after an Israeli court suspended his detention because of his health condition. 

Palestinian News Agency reported that Allan had previously twice slipped into coma during his initial hunger strike, which he began in June after being held without charge since November 2014. 

Allan, accused of being linked to the Islamic Jihad armed faction, was held for almost a year under administrative detention, a policy that allows prisoners to be kept in custody for extended periods without trial. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Kasım 2015, 11:33