Activists and solidarity activists staged a sit-in today, Tuesday, at the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Gaza City, to demand the release of the prisoner Maher Al-Akhras, who has been on hunger strike for 79 days.
The People’s Committee for Support of Prisoner Maher Al-Akhras announced the start of the open sit-in in front of the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Gaza City to demand urgent intervention to save the life of the mute administrative detainee.
The spokesman for the Muhajjah Al-Quds Foundation for Martyrs and Prisoners, Muhammad Al-Shaqaqi, said that the activities of the popular movement have become stronger with the arrival of the health status of the mute prisoner to a very dangerous stage.
He added, “We are in front of the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Gaza to hold a sit-in and solidarity with the mute prisoner, after all the international and human rights institutions failed him.”
He emphasized that the Mute Prisoner exposed the shortcomings and failures of all international and human rights institutions that used to praise the freedom of prisoners and human rights.
He said that according to international and humanitarian law, there are actions entrusted to the International Committee of the Red Cross to end the suffering of the mute prisoner.
He pointed out that Maher’s health condition is very difficult, as he is unable to move or speak and is losing hearing and vision, and suffering from poor concentration, and he will certainly suffer from complications after stopping his hunger striks