Six Palestinian political prisoners declared an open-ended hunger strike in protest against their continued arbitrary detention for 112 days; demanding their immediate release.
Last Wednesday, the six detainees were surprised that they were transferred to the Reform and Rehabilitation Centre (Palestinian Police Prison) in Beitunia, west of Ramallah, despite receiving promises to release them.
Family sources affirmed that the detainees were transferred to the Reform and Rehabilitation Centre along with the criminals amid very poor detention conditions.
The six political prisoners were held in one single room along with 15 inmates convicted at criminal cases, the sources added.
Last week, the prisoners appeared before Ramallah court, where they were convicted of “manufacturing explosive materials” and “destabilizing public security and order.”
The six prisoners strongly denied the charges, affirming that their confessions were given under pressure and torture.
The PA security services had arrested about 19 people over the so-called “Beitunia Carpentry” file. 11 of them were released, while the rest were brought before trial.