The National Committee for the Release of Detainees in Algeria reported that 3 prisoners from the popular movement had been transferred from their detention to a hospital in the capital, after their health condition deteriorated.
The three detainees went on a hunger strike to demand that their trial be expedited.
The committee, an association that defends the Hirak prisoners, stated that Muhammad Tajdit (26 years), Nur al-Din Khimoud (25 years), and Abdel-Haq Bin Rahmani (38 years) were taken to the hospital on Tuesday, as stated on its Facebook page.
Their lawyer, Maryam Kassimi, explained to Agence France-Presse that the three are being pursued in one case, and they are now being treated at Mustafa Pasha Hospital in the center of the Algerian capital.
And she continued, “They suffer from exhaustion, but they are under the supervision of doctors, waiting for the tests to be issued.”
Tajdit, Khimoud and Bin Rahmani began a hunger strike 10 days ago in El Harrach prison in the eastern suburbs of the capital, denouncing the extension of their temporary detention without trial.
The three have been under temporary detention since August, after they participated in a demonstration against the authority in the ancient neighborhood of the Kasbah.
All requests for the temporary release of the three were refused.