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UN calls on Israel to end administrative detention, swiftly free hunger striker Akhras

The United Nations has called on the Israeli regime to put an end to the practice of administrative detention and immediately release Maher al-Akhras, a Palestinian prisoner who is on hunger strike for the past three months and is going through the medically critical phase.

Michael Lynk, UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, strongly called on Tel Aviv to end administrative detention, in which Israel keeps the detainees for up to six months, a period which can be extended an infinite number of times, sometimes for years

In a statement, he also called on the Israeli regime to release Akhras, who entered the 91st consecutive day of his open-ended hunger strike on Sunday in protest against his administrative detention.

“Mr. Al-Akhras is now in very frail condition, having gone without food for 89 days,” said Lynk.

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