London, UK, February 27 – Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, the Islamic political party, welcomes the impending release of three of its members from captivity in Egypt. The three – Reza Pankhurst, Ian Nisbet and Maajid Nawaz ? have been detained for almost four years for expressing their political views peacefully.
Commenting on the impending release, Dr Imran Waheed, a media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "We are very happy for the families of these men who have throughout campaigned tirelessly to raise the plight of prisoners of conscience in the Muslim world. Our thoughts remain with the tens of thousands of other prisoners incarcerated as political dissidents throughout the Muslim world, including dozens of members of Hizb ut-Tahrir imprisoned with these three in Egypt."
"Reza, Ian and Maajid will rightfully return to Britain as heroes amongst the Muslim community in whose eyes they are not guilty of any crime. We are certain that a large contingent from the community will be eager to greet them when they return."
Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain will be organising a reception meeting for the released prisoners in due course and details of this will be made available at a later date.