July 5, 2012 Addameer
Akram also reported that he is experiencing severe dizziness, can no longer walk and is having difficulty standing. Even more troubling, Akram has not been given any assistance in these matters, leaving him vulnerable to the danger of falling, which could result in fatal injury due to his osteoperosis. The doctor further noted that Akram is experiencing tingling and numbness in his left thigh, which could indicate peripheral nerve damage, and recommended immediate examination in a public hospital, for fear of permanent neurological damage.
- unrestricted access for independent physicians to all hunger strikers;
- the immediate transfer of Akram Rikhawi and Samer Al-Barq to a public hospital, and the transfer of all prisoners on hunger strike for more than 40 days to public hospitals;
- that no hunger striker be shackled while hospitalized;
- that all hunger strikers—especially those in advanced stages of hunger strike—be allowed family visits, while they are still lucid;
- that all information be given to families as to the medical condition of their loved ones, which is the responsibility of hospitals and medical staff in accordance with standards of medical ethics;
- that Akram Rikhawi be granted release on humanitarian grounds;
- that Hassan Safadi and Samer Al-Barq, along with all other administrative detainees, be immediately and unconditionally released.