Jordanian inmate Bassem Awadallah ends hunger strike — PSD

Bassem Awadallah in jail
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AMMAN — Jordanian inmate Bassem Awadallah has ended his hunger strike, according to a statement by the official spokesperson for the Public Security Directorate (PSD). اضافة اعلان

Awadallah had informed the authorities at the rehabilitation and correctional centers in writing on Friday that he would end the hunger strike, which he had started on Monday.

Medical attention providedAwadallah was transferred to the hospital on Friday for monitoring of his health condition.

Doctors diagnosed him with inflammation of the middle ear, treated him, and subsequently discharged him from the hospital.

PSD has confirmed that Awadallah is receiving necessary medical attention in accordance with the law and is entitled to all his rights, including visits, communications, medical follow-up, and consular visits.

Allegations deniedThe spokesperson also denied the allegations made by Awadallah's lawyer in the US, stating that they are baseless.

The International Committee of the Red Cross visited Awadallah and reviewed the conditions of his detention, which were fully consistent with Jordanian law and relevant international standards.

Awadallah was found guilty in what was known as the “sedition case”.

He was charged of being complicit in incitement against the state, in violation of Article 149/1 of the law, as well as being complicit in carrying out acts that would endanger society and security and sow sedition, in violation of articles two and seven of the 2006 Anti-Terrorism Law and its amendments.

He was sentenced to 15 years on prison with labor.

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