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HomeNewsActivist Imran Radwan has been on hunger strike for more than 60 days after being subjected to humiliating search Activist Imran Radwan has been on hunger strike for more than 60 days after being subjected to humiliating search

Activist Imran Radwan has been on hunger strike for more than 60 days after being subjected to humiliating search

The human rights defender Imran Radwan continues his open hunger strike in Al- Rezeen. The hunger strike started after he was beaten on Thursday 25 May 2017 along with other political and human rights activists and humiliated and stripped out of all his clothes except a towel to cover his intimate body part. 

The humiliating and degrading search of the prisoner of conscience Imran Radwan caused him a psychological shock and a state of depression that made him totally lose his appetite for food and did not care about the doctor's threat to feed him forcefully. He started to take life and death as a commandment so seriously that he even wrote a will as if his death was imminent.

In fact, Imran Radwan insisted on continuing the hunger strike despite his deteriorating health, weight loss, low blood sugar, disorder, and imbalance as a result of the strike.

Radwan is not the only political prisoner who has staged a hunger strike in such conditions. In April, economist and academic Nasser Bin Ghaith began a hunger strike after a UAE court sentenced him to ten years in jail for publishing online posts that were deemed “offensive to the state” and publishing “false information” on Twitter.

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