Lawyer: Tarabin has not been released because he's Beduin

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 26, 2011 11:16

Being a Beduin is seemingly the only reason that  Odeh Tarabin has not yet been released, opined  Tarabin's attorney, Mahmoud a-Sana Tarabin, in an interview with Israel Radio Wednesday morning.

Odeh, a Beduin shepherd, has been held for 11 years on espionage charges after illegally entering Egypt.

The Israeli authorities hinted to Tarabin's family that there were "hidden matters that they were quietly working on," the lawyer told Israel Radio.

He added that Odeh made just one mistake - crossing the border into Sinai to visit his sister without a passport or identification - and he was sent to prison for five to ten years without standing trial.


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