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Syria: Possible prisoner of conscience / medical concern / detention beyond expiry of sentence: Mustafa Tawfiiq Fallah

By Amnesty International, , Index number: MDE 24/012/1996

The above, aged 59, and believed to be detained in al-Mezze Prison, is reported to be in deteriorating health. Mustafa Tawfiq Fallah, a former officer in the Syrian army, was charged with "offences against the security of the state and public order" and sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment in 1970 in connection with the Arab Ba'ath Socialist Party. AI is calling for medical treatment to be immediately provided for him and urging his immediate release, as he has already served more than 11 years beyond the expiry of his sentence.

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