Jordanian prisoner freed by Iraq arrives in Amman

08:52, June 07, 2010      

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One of the Jordanian prisoners in Iraq was been released by the Iraqi authorities on Sunday, the Jordanian government announced.

Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Nabil Sharif said in a press statement Sunday that the Iraqi authorities handed the Jordanian prisoner named Amjad Adnan Hasan Al Shalabi to the Jordanian Embassy in Baghdad, and the prisoner arrived in Marka airport in Amman Sunday.

Al Shalabi is one of about 33 Jordanians jailed in Iraq, according to the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR), which repeatedly calls on the government to intensify efforts to secure the release of Jordanian prisoners abroad.

According to the AOHR, there are also 250 Jordanian prisoners in Syria, 41 in Saudi Arabia, 37 in Israel, seven in the United States, five in Iran and one in Kuwait.

Source: Xinhua
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