• December 5, 2010
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Mother of detained journalist appeals for his release

NABLUS, The mother of Moaz Mishaal, a journalist in Nablus, denounced the continued detention of her son in Abbas’s jails for the 100th day running.

She said that the detention was threatening future of his academic studies in addition to deteriorating his health.

The mother said in a statement on Saturday that her son had joined the information faculty in Najah University in 2002 and did not graduate until now due to the repeated arrests and detention in Israeli occupation jails.

She said that her son was taking pills to be able to sleep, expressing surprise that the journalists’ union and other human rights groups did not demand his release.

The Palestinian higher court of justice had ordered his release but Abbas’s preventive security militias refused to let him go.

His father Ziyad is also detained by Abbas’s intelligence in Ramallah for more than 8 months and was not released despite a similar court verdict stipulating his release.