British court denies bail for Salah

[ 09/07/2011 – 03:15 PM ]

LONDON, (PIC)– A British court has denied bail for Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic Movement in 1948 occupied Palestine, after the judge said Salah was a “menace to the public”.

The judge in the Salah case said during a session on Friday that the country’s supreme court would examine why Salah was arrested as well as the appeal filed by the defense.

Zahir Beirawi, spokesman of the Palestinian Forum in Britain, which hosted Salah in the country, called the decision “political”, and said that Britain “insists on reminding the Arab world and Palestinians that it is behind the tragedy that stretched from the mandate until the present time”.

He added that the ruling would anger the Arab and Palestinian community.

Salah will remain behind bars until his appeal would be looked at by the supreme court. A date has yet to be determined, so Salah could sit in jail for another ten days.

The Arab Organization for Human Rights called the ruling a mistake, but said it still trusts that justice would be served at the supreme court.


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