Jerusalem, ALRAY - An Israeli military court has extended the so-called administrative detention of Palestinian journalist Nidal Abu Akr for another six months for the third time in a row.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club said that the Israeli occupation army re-detained Abu Akr, 55, on 1 August 2022 – about two months and a half following his release after holding him for 23 months under administrative detention without charge or trial.
Abu Akr had been jailed for a total of 18 years. He spent more than 13 years under administrative detention without charge or trial.
During his imprisonment, Abu Akr went on several hunger strikes, the latest of which took place late last year to protest his arbitrary incarceration without charge or trial.
A married father of three children, Abu Akr works as a journalist and a radio presenter.
According to his family, Abu Akr suffers from several health problems caused by his repeated detentions and the harsh and inhumane conditions he experienced during his imprisonment.
So-called administrative detention is a misnomer for holding Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable periods based on "secret evidence" in a stark violation of international humanitarian law.
The Israeli occupation is holding at least 1,016 Palestinians under administrative detention without charge, including six children and one woman, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Club.