Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bethlehem man marks 20 years in prison

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- The Gaza City detainees center announced Thursday the upcoming 20th anniversary of a Bethlehem man in Israeli custody.

Adnan Al-Afandy, 40, from the Ad-Duheisheh refugee camp, was detained on May 13, 1992. He has another 10 years to serve on his sentence, on charges of belonging to the Islamic Jihad movement and of stabbing two settlers during the First Intifada.

His first 70 days of detention were spent in interrogation, during which period he was kept in solitary confinement

He has served most of his time at Israel's Ramon prison.

According to family, Al-Afandy completed his BA in prison, where he is a prominent leader.