August 25, 2008, 18:30
The families of the two South African Islamic relief workers being held in Uganda are going to ask the courts to release them.

Over a week ago, Hussain Bhayat and Haroon Saley were detained at Entebbe Airport on suspicion of terrorism. Their lawyer, Yousha Tayob, has been exploring every legal avenue to secure the men’s release.

The men are being detained at the Joint Security offices in Kampala. They have not been charged nor have they appeared in court within the statutory 48-hours.

The two men reportedly went overseas to do relief work for the Islamic Non-Government Organisation (NGO ) -Crescent of Hope. Their colleagues are stunned by the arrests.

They were expected to appear in court earlier today on apparent terror related charges, but have not. They remain in custody while the South African government prepares to intervene.
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Author: MRN Network

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