Political prisoner Hamad Al-Kharshah continues his open-ended hunger strike for the 118th day in a row, in protest of his continued detention.
Al-Kharshah’s family said that their son is battling death as his health condition is severely deteriorating, and he refuses to take intravenous fluids or admission to intensive care. He had also lost all his senses.
The State Security Court postponed his court session last Wednesday and still did not decide on the bail request that they submitted for the 13th time.
Likewise, detainee Alaa Al-Naimat entered his eighth day of hunger strike in Marka prison, in protest of his continued detention.
Al-Naimat’s family said that their son insists on continuing the strike until his release, pointing out that he refuses to be transferred to the hospital for medical supervision.
Al-Naimat had been on hunger strike for about 50 days, as a result of which his health deteriorated, and he was transferred to the hospital for treatment.
The Jordanian authorities had arrested Al-Kharshah on January 13, over his social media activities, and transferred him to the State Military Security Court, on charges of “undermining the regime.”
The security services arrested Al-Naimat last February, who had a sentence issued against him for resisting a public officer, the head of the Jordanian Royal Court, Youssef Al-Issawi, during his visit to Al-Salt Governmental Hospital, after the death of a number of patients due to cutoff off their oxygen.
According to the Civics Monitor, a global research index that ranks and tracks basic freedoms in 197 countries and territories, Jordan was downgraded in 2021 from “obstructive” to “oppressive.”