Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Prisoners Society: Israel to release two PLC lawmakers on Tuesday

Date: 23 / 06 / 2009 Time: 12:12

Ramallah – Ma’an – Israel has decided to release Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) speaker Aziz Dweik and lawmaker Jamal Hwiel later on Tuesday, according to Qaddura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners Society.

Dweik, a Hamas member, was due to be released on 6 August at the end of a three year sentence, according to a court decision handed down last week. Hwiel, a Fatah member, finished his jail term on 20 June.

Fares said that the Israeli military court in the settlement of Ofer, near Ramallah, issued the decision to release the two on Tuesday.