Thursday, April 21, 2011

Detainee released after 3 years in prison

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- The Detainees Center in Ramallah reported Wednesday that Israel's prison administration released a man from Nablus after the end of his three-year term.

Baker Bilal, 46, was detained in May 2008, the center said, noting that he had reported being tortured for a period of two months.

Three of Bilal's brothers are also being held by Israeli forces, two serving 15-year sentences. His brother's wife, Nelly Safadi, is also detained at the Hasharon prison.