Amman (QNN)- The Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs on Monday declared that two Jordanian nationals, who have been held in administrative detention without charges or trials for two months, will be released before the end of this week.
“”The government pursued the case from the start under direct instructions from His Majesty King Abdullah to take all necessary steps to release them whatever that may cost,” Safadi said in a Twitter post.”
يعود هبة اللبدي وعبد الرحمن مرعي إلى أرض الوطن قبل نهاية الأسبوع. عملت الحكومة على إطلاقهما منذ الْيَوْمَ الأول وفق تعليمات صارمة من جلالة الملك عبدالله الثاني اتخاذ كل ما يلزم من خطوات لإعادتهما سالمين مهما كلف الأمر.
— Ayman Safadi (@AymanHsafadi) November 4, 2019
Israeli media said the handover was agreed after talks between Israeli and Jordanian security chiefs. It said Jordan’s ambassador, who was recalled on Tuesday, would return to his post “in the coming days”.
Heba al-Labadi, 24, and Abdelrahman Meri, 29, were arrested separately after crossing to the West Bank to visit relatives and put under administrative detention, a system that allows Israeli authorities to stop and hold people without charge or the possibility of appeal for prolonged periods.
Jordan recalled its ambassador last week in protest at Israel’s refusal to release the pair, who both have Jordanian and Palestinian citizenship.
Israel mainly uses “administrative detention”, or imprisonment without trial, against Palestinians suspected of anti-Israeli activities.
Labadi has been on hunger strike for over 40 days, which started threatening her life. Meanwhile, Mar’i is cancer patient, whose health was reportedly deteriorated due to the very bad detention conditions in Israeli jails.