OIC Continues Efforts to Release Salah


CAIRO, July 14, 2011 (WAFA) – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said Thursday that its Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has continued his communications with the British government to release Sheikh Raed Salah, leader of the Islamic movement’s northern branch in Israel, who was arrested on June 28 in London.

In a statement, the OIC said Ihsanoglu had a long phone call with the British Minister, Baroness Warsi where they discussed Salah’s case. The secretary-general urged her to take fast action to end Salah’s arrest.

According to the statement, Ihsanoglu said that the significant improvement in relations between OIC and the UK, and the interest by the British government in the rights of the Palestinian people, both call for immediate action, in addition to respecting the feelings of Palestinians and the Islamic world as a whole.

The minister expressed her understanding for Ihsanoglu’s position but said that the British justice will take its course with integrity and objectivity.

Ihsanoglu had sent Warsi a letter last week urging her to intervene to release Salah, and had conducted several communications with the British government to discuss the matter.

Source: WAFA.
Link: http://english.wafa.ps/index.php?action=detail&id=16707.

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