For International Women’s Day 2012 on March 8
Held under Israel’s Kafkesque, despicable administrative detention without trial or charge, political prisoner Hanaa al-Shalabi has “expressed her undeterred intention to continue her hunger strike, now on its 21st day, until she is released.” “An Israeli military judge postponed the decision in the appeal of Hana Shalabi’s four-month administrative detention order in her hearing today, 7 March.”
‘Hana stated that prior to her transfer to the court, a female soldier informed Hana that she would be conducting a strip search in front of the other female prisoners. After arguing, the female soldier agreed to conduct the strip search in the bathroom. After the strip search, Hana was told that she would be punished upon her return to Hasharon. Hana’s arms and legs were then shackled in a very strict manner.’
Haha’s mother is on hunger strike in solidarity with her daughter. Hana has done nothing to deserve her arbitrary internment by the Israeli oppressor.
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