dirar-abusisiPalestinian political prisoner Dirar Abu Sisi’s health has deteriorated significantly, reported Palestinian lawyer Rami Alami, who visited Abu Sisi in Eshel prison. His leg is suffering partial paralysis and it is very difficult to move; in addition, he is suffering heart and kidney disease and requires an asthma inhaler. He also has a damaged disc in his back and is receiving only painkillers from the prison hospital, he reported.

Abu Sisi had been held in isolation for over two and one-half years since his kidnapping in the Ukraine in February 2011. He was held in solitary confinement until only a few weeks ago, and during that time received very little medical care for his serious health issues.