prisoner release

Hamas: We have powerful cards to force Israel to free prisoners

Israeli authorities say that many of the released prisoners had resumed terrorism activity, either by joining Hamas or recruiting members to terror cells

Taliban chief negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (front) leaves after peace talks with Afghan sen
Taliban prisoner issue almost resolved, peace talks expected 'soon'

A source close to the Taliban said the group was willing to move forward so long as most of the 5,000 prisoners demanded were released.

By REUTERS
26/06/2020
AN IRANIAN FLAG flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna l
Iranian-American freed in prisoner swap with US arrives in Iran

An Iranian-American doctor has returned to Iran, Iranian state media reported on Monday.

By REUTERS
08/06/2020
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a proclamation declaring his intention to withdraw from the JCP
US says door remains open for diplomacy with Iran

The US official reiterated an appeal for Iran to release American citizens Baquer Namazi, his son Siamak Namazi and conservationist Morad Tahbaz.

By REUTERS
05/06/2020
A woman displays a "Free Iran" sticker as thousands of Iranian opponents in exile stage a protest ag
American detained in Iran since 2018 freed, on his way home, family says

Michael White had been released from an Iranian prison in mid-March on medical furlough but was held in Iran under Swiss custody.

By REUTERS
05/06/2020
Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh attends a meeting with members of international media in Gazaa
Haniyeh: Hamas can kidnap more Israeli soldiers

"Hamas will not be quiet about prisoners sitting in Israeli prisons; some of them for over 40 years already."

14/05/2020
Israelis Hadar Goldin, Oron Shaul, Avera Mengistu and Hisham Al-Sayed being held by Hamas in Gaza
Swiss diplomat joins Germany, Egypt on Hamas-Israel prisoner swap talks

'It seems that there is now a real possibility for a deal between Hamas and Israel for the release of all the prisoners of war and those missing in action'

Leah Goldin, mother of Hadar, speaks at a press conference, August 5, 2018
Goldin, Shaul families told gov't negotiating prisoner exchange with Hamas

'To miss the opportunity now, would be a national irresponsibility'

30/04/2020
Members of firefighters wear protective face masks, amid fear of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as
Iran extends prisoner furloughs, closure of holy sites amid coronavirus

Iran's reported temporary release of 100,000 prisoners since February - including prisoners of conscience and dual and foreign nationals - was welcomed by the United Nations on Friday as a good step.

By REUTERS
19/04/2020
Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh next to his destroyed office (REUTERS/Handout)
Hamas ready to release information on Israeli prisoners - report

A German mediator who was involved in the release of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit in 2011 is participating in the current talks.

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