A sit-in staged outside the ICRC marking Syrian Prisoner Day

Damascus, SANA-The Syrian Committee for Supporting the Syrian Detainees and Freed Prisoners in Israeli Jails organized on Thursday a sit-in in front of the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Damascus to mark the Syrian Prisoner Day.

A number of people from Quneitra province took part in the event, in which the participants affirmed their support to their fellow citizens living under the Israeli occupation in the Golan and to all the Syrians who are held in the Israeli jails.

They called on the international organizations and the international community to put pressure on the Zionist entity to release the Syrian and Arab prisoners and detainees, denouncing their silence in this regard.

Head of the Committee Ali al-Younes, who is a liberated prisoner, handed over a letter to Alexandre Equey, the deputy head of the ICRC mission in Syria, in which the Committee called for pressure to be practiced by ICRC mission on the Israeli occupation authorities to release the captive Sudqi al-Maqt and his Syrian fellow inmates.

Equey affirmed that the mission will convey the message to the main headquarters of ICRC in Geneva and its mission in the occupied lands.

Al-Maqt was rearrested in February 2015, following his release in August 2012, for his work on verifying the Israeli occupation forces’ connection with and support to the armed terrorist groups in the disengagement zone after he had already spent over 27 years in the Israeli jails.

M, al-Frieh/H. Said

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