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Israel prevents lawyers from visiting Barghouthi

Marwan Barghouthi
Marwan Barghouthi. [File photo]

Senior Fatah official, Marwan Barghouthi, who is currently on hunger strike has been banned from access to lawyers, Israel Prison Service told the legal unit of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) yesterday.

The decision is in line with the IPS’ policy not to allow hunger striking prisoners visits and to place them in solitary confinement, the authority said.

Read: PA calls on Marwan Barghouthi to call off hunger strike

In a statement, the PPC said the information was given to its lawyer Jawad Polis after he applied to visit Barghouthi and Naser Owis, who is also in solitary confinement.

Barghouthi will however be allowed access to his lawyers if he is due in court the following the morning, the PPC was told.

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