Syria: Medical concern / prisoner of conscience: Aktham Nu 'aysa, lawyer

Syria: Medical concern / prisoner of conscience: Aktham Nu 'aysa, lawyer

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Index Number: MDE 24/014/1997
Date Published: 8 September 1997
Categories: Middle East And North Africa, Syria

The health of prisoner of conscience Aktham Nu 'aysa is in steady decline and he is in urgent need of specialist care, after having been reportedly examined by the prison medical commission on 7 and 18 March 1997. He was severely tortured after his arrest on 17 December 1991 and sentenced to 9 years imprisonment on 17 March 1992, after un unfair trial for his connection with the Committee for the Defence of Democratic Freedoms and Human Rights in Syria.


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