(MENAFN - Jordan Times) Three Jordanian detainees who were released by Saudi authorities arrived in the Kingdom on Tuesday at the Queen Alia International Airport, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
The agency said that His Majesty King Abdullah personally intervened to ensure the release of detainees Mohammad Abdul Karim Bazayaa, Yousef Abu Awad and Sufian Bandaq.
No further details were available on the freed prisoners' charges or how long they spent in custody in the neighbouring kingdom, which applies strict version of the Islamic law.
Around 1,300 Jordanians are being held in prisons abroad, according to President of the Arab Organisation for Human Rights Abdul Karim Shraideh.
In previous remarks to The Jordan Times, he said the prisoners abroad are held on both political and criminal charges, elaborating that the number of detainees with political backgrounds are 367, the majority of whom are in Syrian jails.
There are over 250 Jordanians imprisoned in Syria for political charges, most of them have never been tried, he said, indicating that there are 52 in Iraq, 27 in Israel, 25 in Saudi Arabia, six in Iran and five in the US.