Syria: Further Information on Incommunicado detention/Fear of torture and ill-treatment/Prisoners of conscience

Syria: Further Information on Incommunicado detention/Fear of torture and ill-treatment/Prisoners of conscience

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Index Number: MDE 24/012/2003
Date Published: 30 March 2003
Categories: Middle East And North Africa, Syria

Hassan Saleh and Marwan 'Uthman have been transferred from the Criminal Section to the Political Section of ‘Adra Prison, to the north of Damascus, where it is assumed that they are in solitary confinement and thereby at greater risk of torture and ill-treatment. They have been denied visits by lawyers, relatives and doctors. There are concerns for Hassan Saleh's health as he is reportedly suffering from chest pains and being denied medical treatment.


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