security prisoner Mohammed al-Taj, who served 2/3 of prison term, receives amnesty by President Peres
Hospitalized in a Prison Service medical facility, Al-Taj will be released due to medical reasons. Upon his release, he will be taken for further treatment in Ramallah, the Maan Palestinian news agency reported.
Al-Taj has served until now about two-thirds of his prison term. “The decision to release him was made for humanitarian reasons, since the prisoner is ill with a very serious disease,” said the president’s statement on the matter.
The statement added: “He is a security prisoner, who was sentenced to 14 years, 12 of which sentenced by court martial and another 20 months by the District Court.”
Deputy Minister for Prisoners’ Affairs Ziad Abu Ein said his office expended great efforts to bring about al-Taj’s release.
Last month, Palestinian administrative detainee Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh died in Beersheba’s Soroka University Medical Center.
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