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Barghouthi will break the Guinness World Record

Barghouthi will break the Guinness World Record
28-04-2009,14:00

 

Agencies On Friday, 1 May, Palestinian Nael Barghouthi will become the worlds record-holder as the longest-held political prisoner.

Barghouthi will have completed more than 31 years in the Zionist prisons by May, said Abd An-Nasser Farawna, a Palestinian specialist in prisoners affairs. On Friday, Barghouthi will break the Guinness World Record, which is currently held by Sa'id Al-Ataba, a Palestinian who was also in the Zionist arrest.

According to Farawna, Barghouthi was captured on 4 April 1978. He became the longest-serving Palestinian prisoner after his fellow prisoner, Said Al-Ataba, was released on 25 August 2008. Al-Ataba spent 31 years and 26 days in the Zionist jails.

Barghouthi was born in 1957 in Ramallah in the central West Bank. He was captured on 4 April 1978 at the age of 21, and a Zionist military court later sentenced him to life imprisonment. He has already been in prison ten years longer than he was free.

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