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Syria: Prisoner of Conscience/Health concern, Riad al-Turk

, Index number: MDE 24/027/2001

Lawyer Riad al-Turk, a leading opposition activist, was arrested by the security forces on 1 September. He was apparently receiving emergency medical treatment for a heart problem at the time, in the city of Tartus. It is not known where he is held. Amnesty International considers him a prisoner of conscience, arrested solely for his peaceful opposition activities.

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