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

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

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Index Number: MDE 24/027/2001
Date Published: 2 September 2001
Categories: Middle East And North Africa, Syria

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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