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MRN Demands Immediate Release of Na’eem Jeenah

The Media Review Network deplores the arrest of well known South African analyst Mr Na’eem Jeenah by Israeli authorities.

We are outraged by the heavy handed conduct of the Netanyahu regime’s security whereby access to Jeenah by South Africa’s ambassador has been denied.

While we find the cowboy-style behaviour of Israel to be consistent with its apartheid character, we condemn it nevertheless and demand his immediate release.

We support the call made by AMEC (see text of statement here-under) to launch an international campaign in order to secure his release. We find it unacceptable that neither his whereabouts nor the reason for his unlawful detention has been made known.

We also call on the SA government to publicly renounce the Israeli regime’s disgraceful violation of Jeenah’s human rights and take all necessary steps to ensure that he is released unconditionally.

Issued By:

Iqbal Jassat – Chairman, Media Review Network

Cell: 083 594 3749