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Palestinian launches hunger strike in Palestinian Authority jail

Family fears Ahmad al-Awartani may face torture following his arrest for his criticism of the Palestinian government.

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Majed al-Awartani holds of picture of his son Ahmad, who was arrested by the PA over a Facebook post [Yumna Patel/Al Jazeera]

Anabta, West Bank – A Palestinian Authority (PA) court in the West Bank city of Jericho has extended the detention of 25-year-old Ahmad al-Awartani, who was arrested over the weekend for a Facebook post criticising a government campaign.


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During the court hearing on Tuesday, al-Awartani refused to answer the judge’s questions.

He declared that he had launched a hunger strike two days prior, and would continue protesting against his detention by refusing all food and drink.

Al-Awartani has been detained under the government’s controversial Cyber Crimes Law.

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