Ref:
55/2012

 

The Palestinian
Center for Human Rights (PCHR) welcomes the decision by Spanish Court no.1 to
release a Palestinian man, Bahjat al-Khaldi. 
This Court, which is located in Alcobendas City, issued the decision
yesterday, 11 June 2012, after al-Khladi had been detained there for three
consecutive years.

 

Al-Khaldi was
arrested by the Spanish authorities on 12 June 2009 when he was accused of murdering
two people, a Colombian and a Moroccan.  Accordingly,
he was kept under provisional detention for the last three years.

 

PCHR started
following up on al-Khaldi’s file directly after his detention.  He was represented by PCHR in his court
hearings through a Spanish lawyer, Gonzalo Boye.  PCHR is now following up on the legal
procedures needed to guarantee the release of al-Khaldi.

 

It should be
noted that al-Khaldi is a Palestinian man from al-Bureij refugee camp in the
Gaza Strip, who has been living in Spain for years.