Relatives of West Bank political prisoners hold sit-in

[ 30/07/2011 – 10:38 AM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)– Scores of Palestinians held a sit-in at Dawar al-Shuhada Square downtown Nablus amid demands for the release of their relatives held as political prisoners in the prisons of the Palestinian Authority.

Elements from the PA’s preventative security agency already arrested one protester for joining the sit-in and showing support.

The protesters stressed the importance of releasing the prisoners ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.

A West Bank political prisoners’ families committee announced forming the peaceful sit-in at 11am Saturday.

In a statement, the committee called on Palestinian legislators, party representatives, and legal and human rights bodies to join the protests in a bid to continue pressure for the release of the West Bank political prisoners.

The statement said the protest was timed to mark the near arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.

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