Wednesday, October 28, 2009

IPU human rights committee denounces IOA continued detention of 25 MPs

[ 28/10/2009 - 08:39 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- The human rights committee in the international parliamentary union condemned the continued Israeli occupation authority's detention of 25 Palestinian members of parliament for more than three years.
The committee in a statement on Tuesday expressed utter dismay at the IOA policy of retaining those deputies in jail even after concluding their unjustified prison terms.
It called on the IOA to stop such arbitrary measures against the people's representatives.
The committee also lashed out at the IOA for complicating regulations for visits of civilians to their detained relatives and their maltreatment, describing such behavior as an "unbearable savage act".
The committee's statement followed messages by the international campaign to release the kidnapped lawmakers which were sent to the IPA and world parliaments to create an international pressure lobby seeking the release of those deputies.