February 20, 2012
Posted: 2103 GMT

I spoke earlier to Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev to get the official Israeli response to criticism that Palestinian detainee Khader Adnan has been held in prison without charge for the last two months.

Adnan has been on a hunger strike since mid-December to protest the conditions of his detention and the fact that no formal charges have been brought against him in his case. He is said to be close to death as he awaits an Israeli Supreme Court hearing on Tuesday to determine whether he should be released.

This story has generated a lot of interest from people who say the Israeli government is using a controversial practice called "administrative detention" to keep inmates suspected of terrorist activities locked up indefinitely without charge, in violation of their right to a fair and speedy trial. Israel says sharing evidence in such cases would endanger public safety and its network of informants.

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