Israeli on hunger strike after 12 year in Egyptian jail

April 24, 2013 10:59


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An Israeli citizen, imprisoned for 12 years in Egypt on charges of spying, announced that he began a hunger strike in protests of the lack of measures taken to ensure his release, Israel Radio reported Wednesday.

Ouda Tarabin, a Beduin resident from Rahat, stated that his hunger strike was implemented in light of Israeli and Egyptian evasion of responsibilities in regard to his case.

"Israel has not done enough to secure my release even though I was innocent," Tarabin wrote in a letter penned to the Israeli ambassador in Cairo, Yaakov Amitai.

Tarabin requested the letter be deliver to Egyptian President Mahmud Mohamed Morsi writing that Egypt had not provided him a fair trial.

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