Sunday, February 14, 2010

Nofal subjected to intensified torture in Egypt

[ 14/02/2010 - 06:57 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- The solidarity committee with Palestinian captive Ayman Nofal who is detained in  Egyptian dungeons has strongly condemned the Egyptian police for intensifying moral and physical torture against the Palestinian captive.
In a statement it issued Sunday, the committee stressed that Nofal was detained by the Egyptian security without any justified reason, daring the Egyptian authorities to prove any charges against him.
It also revealed that Nofal was recently transferred to solitary confinement in the Marj jail in the capital Cairo where Egyptian interrogators increased the rounds of torture against him in a bid to compel him to confess to a crime he insisted he never committed.
Nofal, a cadre of Hamas Movement in Gaza, was detained by the Egyptian security on his way back to his home in Gaza Strip from Egypt in January 2008 after tens of thousands of besieged Palestinian citizens entered Egypt to purchase foodstuff and medicine in order to survive the siege imposed on them after the Israeli occupation and Egypt sealed off all the crossing points around the Strip.
In this regard, the committee appealed to Hamas Movement to intensify contacts with the Egyptian authorities in order to ensure the swift release of Nofal and to bring him back home to rejoin his wife and his six children.