Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) stressed that the death of the Palestinian prisoner, Khader Adnan, inside the Israeli occupation prisons is a premeditated murder that requires an urgent international investigation into the crime to find out reasons of his death and refer those responsible to Justice.
Adnan had been struggling against the repressive and arbitrary practices by the Israeli authorities against Palestinian prisoners, until he went in a coma in the early hours of Tuesday, May 02, inside his solitary confinement.
He was transferred to an occupation hospital, but he died shortly after his arrival, as all his organs had stopped due to being deprived of the necessary medical care for very long.
Khader Adnan was arrested 12 times by the Israeli occupation forces, during which he spent 8 years in prison, the last of which was in February 2023. He was arrested after the IOF raided his house in Jenin. He then went in an open hunger strike, protesting against his arrest under administrative detention. His hunger strike lasted for 87 days until his death.
AOHR UK held the occupation authorities responsible for the death of Khader Adnan, stressing that many petitions and appeals were submitted by his lawyers, his family, and various human rights organisations to respond to his demands and save his life before it was too late, however the occupation courts ignored all these demands to end his unfair and unjustifiable arrest and continued extending his detention and prevention form medical treatment until he lost his life.
The death of Khader Adnan sheds light on the tragic suffering of Palestinian prisoners in the occupation prisons, which requires a firm stance of the international community to prevent similar deaths in the future.
AOHR UK called on the International Criminal Court to abide by its convention and open an urgent investigation into Adnan’s death, as these crimes must never go unpunished, and the administration of the occupation prisons must be held accountable for this crime.
AOHR UK also denounced the lack of international accountability and the complete impunity enjoyed by the leaders of the occupation that encourages them to commit more crimes every day.