Abdullah Barghouthi’s isolation extended for six months

The isolation of Abdullah al-Barghouthi, isolated prisoner and hunger striker, was extended for an additional six months on May 2, 2012. Barghouthi has been on hunger strike for over three weeks, having launched his strike against isolation prior to the April 17 start of the massive open-ended hunger strike in which well over 2000 Palestinian prisoners are currently participating.

The Palestine information Center reported that Barghouthi’s lawyer, Abeer Baker, said that Barghouthi appeared in pale face and apparent physical exhaustion but was adamant on persisting in his hunger strike until end of his and his comrades’ isolation.

Barghouthi hailed the Palestinian people’s support for him and called for bigger media attention to the Palestinian prisoners’ massive hunger strike.