Iraq: Further information: One brother released, two still held in Iraq
One of three brothers arrested in Iraq has been released. The other brothers have been reportedly tortured while held incommunicado and require access to adequate medical treatment. ‘Adel Hamdi Shihab was released in the early hours of 13 December. Shamil Hamdi Shihab and ‘Amer Hamdi Shihab have been transferred to Ramadi's Tasfirat Prison, west of Baghdad, on or about 17 December.