Further information on medical letter writing action: Syria: Seven prisoners in need of medical care (see MDE 24/06/91, 15 October)
Two of the prisoners referred to in the medical appeal issued on 15 October 1991 have been released. They are: Lina al-Mir, a 30-year-old medical student and May al-Hafez, a 36-year-old lecturer in engineering. Lina al- Mir is reported to suffer from long-standing heart problems which necessitated her admission into al-Mezze military hospital during her detention. May al-Hafez is reported to suffer from sickle-cell anaemia.