Sunday, January 24, 2010

Israel releases detainee from Negev prison

Nablus – Ma’an – The Ahrar Center for Prisoners’ Studies and Human Rights announced on Sunday that Israeli authorities released Fathi Al-Hayek, head of the Zeita local council in Nablus on Saturday, having served 38 months in the Negev Prison.

Al-Hayek, 41, was detained on 22 November 2006 and served more than 112 months in a number of Israeli prisons the center said.

His detention was extended over ten times, the center added.

Al-Hayek is the father of five.