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Conference in support of Palestinian prisoners held in Budapest

June 6, 2014 6:19 P.M. (Updated: June 8, 2014 10:25 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Ministry of Prisoner Affairs in cooperation with the Palestinian Prisoner's Society and the General Union of Palestinian Communities in Europe on Friday launched an international conference in Budapest in support of prisoners in Israeli jails.

Lawyer Fadwa Barghothi, former minister Issa Qaraqe, undersecretary of the ministry of prisoner affairs Ziad Abu Ein, head of the Palestinian Prisoner's Society Qaddura Fares, the Palestinian ambassador in Hungary, and various specialists in international law will participate in the conference, organizers said.

Mazen al-Rumhi, head of the General Union of Palestinian Communities in Europe, told Ma'an that the conference will last 3 days.

Qaddura Fares said he appreciated the Palestinian communities in Europe support for the prisoners' cause, highlighting the importance of raising the issue internationally.

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