OIC Secretary-General strongly condemns the detention of the Palestinian Legislative Council Speaker and demands his immediate release

The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, strongly condemned the detention by the Israeli occupation forces of the Palestinian Legislative Council Speaker, Dr. Aziz Dweik. He considered this act as a flagrant violation of the international law and human rights principles which came as part of continued Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and its institutions.

The Secretary-General demanded the immediate release of Dr. Aziz Dweik, calling at the same time on the international community institutions and bodies active in the field of human rights, to condemn this measure, and for the immediate intervention in order to ensure his immediate release and the rest of Palestinian Representatives detained in Israeli jails.

Document symbol: OIC_PLCspeaker
Document Type: Press Release
Document Sources: Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
Subject: Human rights and international humanitarian law, Prisoners and detainees
Publication Date: 25/01/2012