Tuesday, November 2, 2010

National committee: Release Gaza prisoners whose incarceration term ended

[ 01/11/2010 - 12:37 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- The higher national committee for support of prisoners has asked international human rights organizations to immediately intervene with the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) to end its crime of detaining Gazan prisoners whose sentences had ended.
Riyadh Al-Ashqar, the committee's spokesman, said in a press release on Sunday that the IOA refuses to release 8 prisoners from Gaza Strip who had completed their sentences.
He named the prisoners, adding that one of them, Shadi Abul Hussein, was told that he would be deported to either Yemen or Syria because he does not have a Palestinian ID which made him go on hunger strike in protest over the decision.
Ashqar said that the continued detention of those Gazans without any legal justification was in absolute contempt of all international legal and humanitarian doctrines in addition to shedding light on the nature of the "Israeli judiciary" that provides a legal cover for IOA crimes against the Palestinian captives.
He asked the media to highlight the IOA violations and expose it before the world public opinion.