Druse security prisoner free after 27 years in Israeli jail

August 22, 2012 17:28


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After 27 years in Israeli prison for security offenses, a Druse native of Majdal Shams was released by the Israel Prison Services (IPS) on Wednesday.

The IPS would not elaborate on exactly what 45-year-old Sedki al-Maket was arrested for, saying only that he took part in “crimes that were harmful to the State of Israel.”

Syria’s SANA news agency said Wednesday that al-Maket was arrested in August 1985 for “resisting the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights."

The IPS said al-Maket had served the entire length of his service and was not let out as part of an early release.

Al-Maket will likely return to his hometown of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights, where the majority of the town’s citizens retain Syrian citizenship.

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