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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Israel releases journalist after 49 days of detention

IMEMC – Monday afternoon, Israeli military court decided to release Al-Jazeera bureau chief in Afghanistan, journalist Samir Allawi, after 49 days in illegal detention and interrogation.

Samir Allawi appeared at Israeli military court hearings seven times since his arrest on August 9th August however he was cleared from all accusations made against him.

UFree congratulates journalist Allawi on his determination and will follow his illegal detention by Israel at international and legal platforms in order to expose the Israeli violations against freedom of expression and movement.