Today I saw my husband, Dr. Essam Al-Haddad, in the court during his hearing and learned that since he was transferred to Leiman Hospital. He has been imprisoned in a solitary cell completely for 24 hours without any break, exercise time, or access to sunlight.
He was supposed to be transferred from his cell to the hospital to...Case Updates
Gehad Al-Haddad has been experiencing dizziness, followed by shortness of breath, numbness, tingling in the limbs, cramps in the hands and feet and a complete loss of consciousness. He fell on the floor, resulting in wound on his face, bleeding in the nose, bruises on the face and the rest of his body. ...Case Updates
I have now learned that Dr Essam's health has deteriorated and his blood sugar level is really high.
He refused the IV injections and insisted on continuing the hunger strike on medicine and food, protesting the inhumane treatment that him and his colleagues are facing in prison. ...Case Updates
Dr. Essam El-Haddad, 64 years old, has started a full hunger strike at Scorpion prison since Monday, 13th November 2017. EL-Haddad has been held in a 4 square meter airtight underground solitary confinement cell, with no windows and only a slit in the door, for more than 4 years. He is allowed to walk out of his cell only one hour every...Case Updates
Essam initiated a hunger strike in November of 2017 as a form of protest. He wanted the following basic demands met:
weekly one hour long family visits with no glass barriers;
improving the quantity and quality of the food;
allowing packages into the prison;
allowing the inmates to go outside everyday.
Today I learned that my son, Gehad Al-Haddad, has started a hunger strike (again) in Al-Aqrab on the 2nd of May.
His strike started after prison guards broke into his cell on May 2 with weapons. They stripped the detainees of all of their belongings.
This weapon break-in was unprecedented and so was the amount of violence and...