Two Jordanians tortured in Egyptian jails for assisting Gaza

[ 05/10/2010 – 10:53 AM ]

AMMAN, (PIC)– Relatives of two Jordanian men in Egyptian detention appealed to the Jordanian Foreign Ministry to take immediate action for their release, saying they suffer from tough conditions and have undergone various forms of torture.

The Jordanian weekly Assabeel newspaper quoted the families of detainees Mohammed Hisham Abu Ghazala and Jum’ah Abdullah Al-Tahla as saying that Egyptian authorities have not set a date for their release despite their term ending and several decisions to release them.

Egyptian security forces arrested Abu Ghazala more than three years ago at a checkpoint in El Arish while he was en route to the Gaza Strip. Tahla was arrested a year and a half back over his contribution to Gaza Strip reconstruction committees after the last Israeli war in 2008.

The families confirmed that the detainees have sustained physical and psychological torture while in detention and have been denied family visits.

Sons of Tahla said violent investigations against their father focused on the whereabouts of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Two Jordanians tortured in Egyptian jails for assisting Gaza.

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