Further information on UA 385/91 (MDE 24/08/91, 11 November and follow-ups MDE 24/08/92, 1 May, MDE 24/10/92, 12 May) - Syria: Prisoner of conscience / health concern: Dr Nour al-Din al-Atassi, Muhammad Rabah al-Tawil: released; 14 others still detained

Further information on UA 385/91 (MDE 24/08/91, 11 November and follow-ups MDE 24/08/92, 1 May, MDE 24/10/92, 12 May) - Syria: Prisoner of conscience / health concern: Dr Nour al-Din al-Atassi, Muhammad Rabah al-Tawil: released; 14 others still detained

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Index Number: MDE 24/026/1992
Date Published: 31 August 1992
Categories: Middle East And North Africa, Syria

Dr Nour al-Din al-Atassi, former President of Syria, and Muhammad Rabah al- Tawil, former Minister of the Interior, have recently been released. Both had been detained without trial since 1970. Fourteen other former government officials arrested after the 1970 coup remain in detention in Damascus.


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