Syria: Further information on medical concern / prisoners of conscience
Munir Sha'bu, a prisoner of conscience who suffers from serious medical problems was released in May 1998. Twenty-nine other prsioners of conscience were also released but at this time it is not known if the following were among them: 'Abdalla Qabbara, Nu'man Abdu, Juryus al-Talli, Jalal Ali Masu'd, Akram Wajih al-Bunni, Faysal Allush and Marwan Hammad al-'Ali. Also uinconfirmed are media reports that more than 300 additional prisoners of conscience have been released.
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