Last Wednesday the families of the political detainees organized the “third stand-off”, within their protesting campaign against the detention of their “guardians”, who spent more than six months in custody. The activity was “significantly” made at a “significant” spot; before the secretariat general of the cabinet of ministers. The stand-off was attended by more than three thousands. It was greater than the second one, two weeks ago, which was greater than the first one, a month ago. More Arabic and international space channels were there to cover the protesting stand-off. This proves that the campaign is getting greater momentum and wide support. It was noticed that the majority of the “passers-by” along the street were “supportive” to the stand-off. The second stand-off was organized in front of the building of the Constitutional Court. At that occasion, representatives of the protesters met with the chairman of the constitutional court and provided him with a “memo” demanding the immediate release of the detainees. The esteemed Judge promised them to “look into” their demand. It was obvious that he “didn’t”. That was why the families went again to “University Street” to protest. This time a group of five members representing the families went through the gate, heading for the office of the Prime Minister, Dr. Abdullah Hamduk, hoping to hand over to him a similar “memo” of protest. They were not that lucky like the previous time. But they were met by the chief of staff of the PM office. He received them warmly. Again he promised to deal with their demand. But again nothing decisive happened. But the recent two days carried “positive gestures” from the office of the “Attorney General”. It was reported that he stopped any further arrests under the laws of emergency. That is “good news”. It was also reported that he was about to “reinvestigate” with the detainees, hoping that the reinvestigation was a “prelude” to their release. We hope that all those reports are true. The continuation of the detention of these gentlemen does not match with the slogans of the revolution: “peace, freedom and justice”. These gentlemen are to be set free immediately. Then justice has to take place according to the normal procedures. Any complainer is to file a case against anyone. If there is enough evidence against anyone, then an arrest warrant is to be issued. The defendant is to go to his natural judge, and not to Kober. That is justice, freedom and peace.
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