Thursday, June 9, 2011

'Prisoner dean' released after four and half years in administrative detention

[ 09/06/2011 - 11:41 AM ]

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- ”The dean of administrative detainees” Ayed Dodin, 45, from Dora in Al-Khalil, was released Thursday after four and a half years in administrative detention, the Ahrar prisoner studies center said.
He was held most of the time in the Negev prison without an indictment.
In his lifetime, he has spent more than fourteen years in Israeli occupation custody, many of those years in administrative detention.
Dodin's lawyer battled with the Israeli occupation court as it insisted that Dodin should be banished from Al-Khalil as a condition ahead of his release. That was why the Israeli Prison Service kept him detained administratively.
Dodin is one the most prominent figures inside the Israeli prisons, said Ahrar center director Fuad Al-Khuffash. He represented the Negev prison population on several occasions and was the spokesperson for Palestinian prisoners.
Israel is holding some 200 Palestinians in administrative detention in the Ofer, Megiddo, and Negev prisons, Khuffash pointed out. He said that the only charges placed against them are that they are a ”danger to the region's security”.

Prison leader released after 4.5 years
Published Thursday 09/06/2011 15:49
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The detainees center in Gaza City reported Thursday the release from Israeli custody of 45 year-old Ayed Dudin from Durra village in Hebron following the end of a four-and-a-half-year prison term.

Dudin has spent a total of 14 years in Israeli prison. He spent at least two years jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention.

As the spokesman for Palestinian detainees at the Negev prison, the prisoners' center said Israeli officials had attempted to have him released into exile, offering an early release in exchange for the deal. Dudin refused, and was held past his sentence date, the center said.