Syria: Further information on health concern / legal concern: Abd al-Majid Nimer Zaghmout
Abd al-Majid Nimer Zaghmout died of cancer in a military hospital on 15 February 2000, after more than 33 years' imprisonment. Amnesty International had repeatedly called on the Syrian authorities to release him. The organisation considers his continued detention, despite a ministerial ruling ordering his release and while he was known to be terminally ill, to amount to cruel and inhuman treatment. .
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