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Rima Ayoub-Assaf


The Hunger Strike Defeated the Secret Evidence: The Case of Khader Adnan

[Protester marching in support of Khader Adnan in Ni'ilin, West Bank,17 February 2012. Image by Friends123]

With a hunger strike lasting 66 days, Khader Adnan, a Palestinian baker from the village of Arabeh in the West Bank, successfully undermined the seemingly incontestable system of administrative detention in Israel and revealed the injustice of secret evidence. Administrative detention, a form of punishment in which a person can be detained on the basis of secret evidence and held in prison without charge, is based on three sources of law: Military Order No. 1591 Regarding ...

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Rima Ayoub-Assaf is an attorney with Adalah.