The detained Jordanian activist, Anas Al-Jamal, ended his 24 days hunger strike after his health deteriorated severely.
His mother, Mervat Abu Ghosh, said on Twitter that her son was transferred 6 days ago from Marka prison to Al-Bashir Hospital after fainting due to his hunger strike, and doctors placed solutions to feed him, however he still suffered from poor health care.
“On one of the nights he spent in hospital, he had severe pain in his abdomen and was screaming in pain and asking for help, but he was told that the doctor is only present during the day”, his mother added.
She continued, “He was also prevented from communicating with us throughout the time he spent in the hospital”. She stressed that Anas will not forgive anyone who wronged him or violated his rights.
The mother pointed out that Anas ended his hunger strike after the doctor told him that he suffers from a severe deficiency of sugar that could lead to damage to his kidneys.
She confirmed that her son who spent 110 days in prison without a charge has been returned to prison again after ending his hunger strike.
Anas Al-Jamal is being tried for “disturbing relations with a friendly country” in violation of the laws on terrorism and cybercrime, under the State Military Security Court, after criticising Arab countries for normalizing relations with the Israeli occupation.
The CIVICUS Monitor report, which is a global research index that ranks and tracks basic freedoms in 197 countries and territories, lowered Jordan’s classification in 2021 from “obstructive” to “oppressive,” noting that the Jordanian authorities’ closure of the teachers’ union and the closure of the Internet, imposing restrictions on journalists, civil society and activists, led to the downgrade.
In its annual report for 2020, the index of Freedom House showed Jordan’s regression in civil liberties and political rights, ranking 34th globally, to becoming a “not free” country, after it was classified among the partially free countries.