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Urgent Action update: Hunger-striking detainee admitted to hospital

The Palestinian authorities have transferred social justice activist Suha Jbara to a hospital in Jericho following a deterioration in her health condition. She has been on hunger strike since 22 November to protest against her arbitrary detention. Her next court hearing is scheduled for 20 December.

Take action.

Please write immediately in Arabic or English or your own language, calling on the authorities to:

  • Release Suha Jbara immediately unless she is promptly charged with a recognizable criminal offense;
  • Ensure that, Suha Jbara is not punished in any way for her hunger strike, is treated humanely at all times, and given access to adequate medical care by independent health professionals, including if necessary, in a hospital which can provide adequate specialist treatment;
  • Order a prompt, impartial, independent and effective investigation into Suha Jbara’s allegations of torture and other ill-treatment in Jericho Detention and Interrogation Centre and ensure that any officials identified as responsible are immediately suspended and subjected to disciplinary and criminal proceedings.




Minister of Justice

Ali Abu Diak           

Ministry of Justice

Ramallah, State of Palestine

Facebook: Ali Abu Diak

Fax: +970 (2) 2973265


Salutation: Dear Minister


Attorney General   

Ahmad Barak         

Office of the Public Prosecutor

Ramallah, State of Palestine 

Facebook: Dr. Ahmad Barak

Fax: +970 (2) 2983071


Salutation: Dear Attorney General


And copies to:


Prime Minister       

Rami Hamdallah    

Ramallah, State of Palestine 

Twitter handle: @RamiHamdalla           

Fax: +970 (2) 2968989


Salutation: Dear Prime Minister


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

Palestinian Mission in the UK 5 Galena Road, Hammersmith, London W6 0LT United Kingdom Phone: +44(0)208 563 0008 Fax: +44(0)208 563 0058 Email:

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.


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