Halahleh’s health continues to suffer

thaerhalahlehPalestinian prisoner Thaer Halahleh is suffering from worsening health, warned the Palestinian Prisoners club on August 29. Halahleh, a former hunger striker who was freed in 2012, was re-arrested in April 2013. He contracted the hepatitis C virus during a dental operation during his previous imprisonment in Israeli prisons where improper sterilization was used.

Halahleh is suffering from abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, and back pain, said the Club, who also said that Halahleh was not receiving proper treatment for hepatitis C. The Club said it expected Halahleh to be transferred to Ramle prison clinic, and called upon Palestinian institutions to raise awareness about his case and act to save his life.