Muhammad Allan, hunger-striking Palestinian lawyer held in administrative detention without charge or trial, has regained consciousness and is dedicated to continuing his hunger strike after 64 days, reported Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.
Doctors at Barzilai Hospital have ended sedation of Allan as well as the use of a ventilator, and he can communicate with people around them. He has been visited by a Red Cross doctor, but has not been permitted to visit with his lawyer as of yet.
The news comes as members of the Palestinian Bar Association, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society and other Palestinian legal organizations have pledged to boycott Israeli military courts on Wednesday, 19 August, in protest of the continued detention of Allan and demanding his release.
Meanwhile, the Arab Lawyers Union announced that on Monday, 24 August, at 11 AM, lawyers in all states that are part of the ALU will pause work in front of the courts for a period of one hour in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners and demanding the freedom of fellow lawyer, Muhammad Allan. All Arab countries’ bar associations are members of the ALU.