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Sit-in held in solidarity with prisoners in Israeli jails

By Petra - Jan 17,2013 - Last updated at Jan 17,2013

AMMAN — Activists, parents and family members of Jordanian and Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails gathered in front of the UN headquarters on Thursday, in an expression of solidarity with the detainees.

Participants, including NGO representatives, called on the UN to intervene and end the maltreatment of prisoners in Israeli jails. Several sit-ins will be organised in front of the headquarters of human rights’ agencies and the Israeli embassy in Amman to protest against Israel’s mistreatment of Jordanian and Palestinian prisoners, according to Mohammad Hreibat, one of the protest’s organisers. 

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