Lawyer Of Palestinian Hunger Striker Files Appeal

Published February 18, 2012 10:27AM (EST)

JERUSALEM (AP) — A lawyer of a hunger striking Palestinian prisoner says he's filed an appeal against his sentence in Israel's Supreme Court.

Lawyer Mahmoud Hassan said Saturday that the court hasn't yet set a date to hear the appeal. The appeal was filed last week.

Hassan's client, Khader Adnan, is on his 63rd day of a hunger strike to protest Israel's military justice system. His doctors warn his death is imminent.

Adnan is serving four months of an "administrative detention" sentence, under which an Israeli military judge can imprison Palestinians for six-month periods without charge.

The prisoners and their lawyers do not see the evidence against them.

The 33-year-old is a member of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad. It's unclear if Adnan participated in any attacks.

By Salon Staff

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