Statement by the spokesperson of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the deteriorating health condition of Khader Adnan, a Palestinian held in administrative detention in Israel (17/02/2012)

The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement
today:

  • The High Representative is following with great concern reports about the deteriorating health condition of Khader Adnan, a Palestinian held in administrative detention in Israel and who has been on hunger strike since mid-December.
  • The High Representative requests the Government of Israel to do all it can to preserve the health of Mr. Adnan in its continuing handling of this case.
  • The High Representative reiterates the EU’s longstanding concern about the extensive use by Israel of administrative detention without formal charge.
  • Detainees have the right to be informed about the charges underlying any detention and be subject to a fair trial.