Ayman Tbeisheh (33 years) has spent a total of 11 years in prison. He was first arrested in 1999 at the age of 19 and sentenced to 18 months. In 2001, he was arbitrarily imprisoned for 7 months under the so-called "administrative detention". In 2003, he served a 6-year sentence, constantly moved between prisons to hinder family visits. He was released on 31 January 2009, but was re-arrested 9 months later, spending another 3 years arbitrarily imprisoned. Upon his release on 18 October 2012, Ayman enrolled in University, and became engaged. Ayman and his fiancé agreed to have their wedding in August 2013, but before his wedding, he was re-arrested, cutting short his education and marriage.
On 22 May 2013, upon the confirmation of a 4-month arbitrary imprisonment order, Ayman declared an open-ended hunger strike. His hunger strike is in protest at his arbitrary detention without charge and so-called trial based on a secret evidence.
According to his family, he is currently only drinking water. Immediately after declaring his hunger strike, the IPS transferred him to an isolation cell in Ofer Prison, and banned family visits as punishment. During his previous imprisonment, Ayman engaged in hunger strikes in solidarity with Khader Adnan, Hana Shalabi and other hunger strikers.
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