Friday, 4 March 2011

Egyptian army release 12 Palestinian political prisoners

[ 04/03/2011 - 12:41 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- Imad al-Sayyed, spokesman for the families of Palestinian political prisoners in Egyptian jails, said that the Egyptian army has released on Thursday morning 12 of those prisoners.

In a special statement to PIC Sayyed said that the twelve prisoners were released from the notorious Aqrab prison and called on the ruling military council in Egypt to release the rest of the Palestinian political prisoners who remain in jail and who number more than 30.

For its part, the Arab Organisation for Human Rights in UK (AOHRUK) thanked the military council in Egypt for the release of those prisoner, some of whom spent more than four years in captivity.

AOHRUK further said that there is still a large number of Palestinian political prisoners remain in Egyptian jails, stressing that there are at least 32 such prisoners and called on the ruling military council to clear the jails of those prisoners and indeed of all political prisoners as demanded by those who participated in the January 25 revolution.

The organisation also thanked al-Jazeera satellite channel for the part it played in highlighting the plight of those political prisoners and their families which has paved the way for there release.

The released prisoners arrived at the Rafah crossing on Thursday evening on their way to the Gaza Strip.

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