RAMALLAH, Wednesday, April 07, 2021 (WAFA) – Palestinian administrative detainee in Israel, Imad Batran, 47, from Hebron, today suspended his open-ended hunger strike, which lasted for 47 days, after an agreement to set a ceiling for his administrative detention, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).
It said the agreement stipulates that Batran’s administrative detention will end in July of this year.
Batran, who has been in administrative detention since January 27, 2020, for his political activity, began his hunger strike on 20 February demanding an end to his prolonged administrative detention without charge or trial and based on secret evidence not available for anyone except the military judges and prosecutor.
This is Batran’s third strike sine 2013 against his administrative detention.
Batran is married and is the father of five children. He had faced repeated arrests since the beginning of the 1990s, and spent a total of nearly 10 years in the occupation prisons.