Relatives of Palestinian prisoners in Egyptian prisons appeal for their release
|Thursday, April 3,2008 07:54|
Relatives of Palestinian prisoners in Egyptian jails have appealed to Egyptian president, government and parliament to issue instructions for the immediate release of those detainees.
The relatives staged a sit-in before the Red Cross headquarters and organized a press conference during which one of the parents of those detainees spoke to the press.
Abul Mutasem said that his son Walid Al-Quqa has been in Egyptian jails for four years along with two others without any charge while another three were held in Egyptian jails for one a half years.
He said that messages were addressed to the Egyptian interior minister and the intelligence chief but to no avail, and charged that their relatives were being held for political reasons.
Abul Mutasem noted that the Egyptian state security court had ruled the release of those prisoners but the ruling was not implemented.