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

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

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Index Number: MDE 24/013/2002
Date Published: 6 May 2002
Categories: Middle East And North Africa, Syria

Prisoner of conscience Riad al-Turk's blood sugar level and blood pressure have reportedly increased, despite medical checks and regular administration of insulin. He suffers from diabetes and hypertension, and Amnesty International fears that spending over six months in custody without access to his lawyer may have caused his health to worsen.


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