Palestinian Released From Jail
Dec. 15, 2000
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) _ A Palestinian was released from jail and walked into the arms of his weeping family Friday, after being locked up for three years on secret government evidence without being charged with a crime.
``It's a great day for justice and a sad day for arrogance and oppression,'' Mazen Al-Najjar told a crowd outside the Manatee County Detention Center.
``God is great,'' a supporter hollered as the glass door to the immigration service detention facility opened and Najjar was released.
``It's a historic day after 1,307 days in jail,'' said Sami Al-Arian, Al-Najjar's brother in-law.