Syrian prisoner in Israel freed after 27 years, reports SANA

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency
(SANA) on August 22, 2012 shows an undated picture of
Sedki al-Maket, the longest serving Syrian prisoner in Israel 
Damascus: After serving 27 years of imprisonment in Israeli jail, long-time Syrian prisoner Sudqi al-Maqt has been released by Israel government, Syria's news agency SANA said on Tuesday.

Al-Maqt was arrested on August 23, 1985 and was sentenced to 27 years in jail on the charge of resisting occupation.

He moved into several jails throughout the period of his imprisonment.

The released prisoner is from Majdal Shams in the occupied Syrian Golan. He was born in April 17, 1967 and was brought up within a family known for its struggle against the occupation in the Golan.

In a released statement to SANA, al-Maqt saluted his homeland, Syria, and its great people, brave army and the wise political leadership with President Bashar al-Assad on top.

He reiterated resolve to continuing resistance against occupation after he returned to his family in the occupied Syrian Golan.
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