(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - People of the occupied Syrian Golan on Wednesday celebrated freeing Dean of Syrian and Arab prisoners Sudqi al-Maqt after 27 years in the Israeli occupation's prisons.
Secretary of al-Baath Party Branch in Quneitra, Ghassan Khalaf, congratulated al-Maqt's relatives and all the Syrians in Golan, expressing pride in al-Maqt's triumph against all the Israeli practices which violate the human rights laws and agreements.
For his part, Governor of Quneitra Malek Mohammad said that al-Maqt has shocked the Israelis by his courage and steadfastness.
Bishr al-Maqt, Sudqi's brother and dean of the freed prisoners, said that his brother, like all the young men of Golan, has shown unparalleled dignity and belonging to Syria and challenged the Israeli jailors for years.
Freed prisoner Ali al-Younes, Chairman of the Committee for Supporting Golan Prisoners, said that " The sit-ins which were carried out for years in front of the Red Cross Committees and the UN Emergency Forces in Damascus and Quneitra showed the whole world that we never forget our prisoners who endowed torture and didn't bow to terrorism."
Ata Farhat, Syrian TV reporter in Golan and freed prisoner, said that al-Maqt represents a unique struggle experience through his activities in coordination with the Palestinian prisoners and his national writings which found their way to Arab dailies and newspapers and revealed the Israeli terrorist acts in and outside prisons.