Further information on medical action (see MDE 24/01/94, 14 February) - Syria: Ahmad Suwaidani and seven others
Ahmad Suwaidani who was admitted to hospital at the beginning of February 1994 after he suffered a stroke, was discharged from hospital and released on 21 February. Two others were released with him - Hadithe Murade and Mustafa Rustum. However five prisoners of conscience from this group, detained since the early 1970's, remain in prison. They are Muhammad 'Id 'Ashawi, Fawzi Rida, 'Abd al-Hamid Miqdad, 'Adel Na'issa and Dafi Jam'ani.