The Israeli authorities have moved hunger striking Palestinian prisoner Sami Janazreh from solitary confinement to Soroka medical center in Beersheba after his health severely deteriorated, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society said Friday.
Janazreh, 43, has been on hunger strike for 58 days in protest of his administrative detention. He was initially detained on November 15.
The move marks the latest in a series of transfers Janazreh has endured during his detention. Israeli prison authorities typically move hunger-striking prisoners between prisons and place them in solitary confinement as a way of pressuring him to end the strike.
Janazreh’s health has continued to deteriorate since the end of March when he began suffering kidney, chest, and teeth pain, eventually having difficulty walking and experiencing permanent dizziness.
Last week Janazreh began suffering from seizures and was taken to a hospital to treat a wound after he fainted and injured his head. Upon his release on Monday, he was transferred back into solitary confinement at Ela prison.
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