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Hunger striker faces health deterioration in al-Rezin prison

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Hunger striker faces health deterioration in al-Rezin prison

The health of the Emirati prisoner of conscience Imran Radwan, is rapidly deteriorating as he enters the third week of his hunger strike in protest against his detention conditions at Al-Rezin prison.

Radwan declared his hunger strike 19 days ago after the prison guards stormed the cells of inmates and brutally attacked and strip searched dozens of detainees.

He is currently suffering from sharp weight loss and frequent fainting as he becomes unable to move, family sources revealed, though they pointed out that he is determined to continue his hunger strike.

Radwan was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to seven years in prison following the 'UAE 94' trial during in which 94 Emirati academics, lawyers, and activists were tried and sentenced to up to 15 years for signing a petition calling for democratic reforms in the United Arab Emirates.

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