Syria: Elderly prisoner of conscience charged

Syria: Elderly prisoner of conscience charged

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Index Number: MDE 24/030/2009
Date Published: 5 November 2009
Categories: Syria

Haytham al-Maleh, a 78-year-old male prisoner of conscience, was charged by a military judge on 3 November with "conveying false news" about the human rights situation in Syria. He faces up to 15 years' imprisonment if convicted.


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