Ayman Nasser, Addameer researcher, has detention period extended

Addameer issued the following report on October 24 on the ongoing detention of Ayman Nasser:

Ramallah, 24 October 2012 – Addameer researcher and human rights defender Ayman Nasser today has had his period of extension extended for a further nine days. Ayman, who was arrested on 15 October 2012, has so far spent 10 days in interrogation.

Earlier today Ayman was brought before the Israeli military court in Moskobiyyeh detention center, Jerusalem, where the judge ruled that based on ‘secret evidence’ Ayman’s detention will continue.

The prosecution requested that the detention period be extended for 13 days, although following the intervention of Addameer lawyer Mahmoud Hassan, this was reduced to nine days.

Addameer is extremely concerned for Ayman’s health as he continues to be denied the appropriate medication. As previously reported Ayman suffers from a number of health issues including inflammation in his colon and back pain. Until his arrest he was receiving constant medical treatment by specialized doctors.

The main focus of the interrogation continues to be his civic activities relating to his role in advocating for the rights of Palestinian political prisoners and his involvement in the Handala Center, which is an educational, artistic center in Ayman’s village Saffa and of which Ayman is the Chairperson.

The lengths of the interrogation sessions have varied from between three and ten hours and are causing Ayman serious back pain due to the denial of his medication. When not in interrogation Ayman is being held in isolation.

For more information on Ayman’s case and to view his profile please visit Addameer.

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