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Palestinian hunger striker ‘at risk of death’ highlights injustice of administrative detention

Headline Title:  Palestinian hunger-striker 'at risk of death' 23 March 2012 The Israeli authorities should immediately release a Palestinian detainee or charge her with a recognizable criminal offence and promptly try her, Amnesty International said amid fears that the woman could die in detention after 37 days on hunger strike. Hana Shalabi, 30, from the village of Burqin in the northern West Bank, is allegedly affiliated with the Islamic Jihad movement but has never been charged with a criminal offence. She was transferred to Meir Hospital in the central Israeli town of…

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