Syria: Update on Medical Letter Writing Action: Release Veysi Özgür (alias Bengin Ahmet Kamis)

Syria: Update on Medical Letter Writing Action: Release Veysi Özgür (alias Bengin Ahmet Kamis)

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Index Number: MDE 24/035/2001
Date Published: 24 September 2001
Categories: Middle East And North Africa, Syria

Amnesty International has received the good news that Veysi Özgür was released on 22 September 2001. He has been allowed, exceptionally, to enter to Germany on humanitarian grounds; this is due partly to the assistance of Amnesty International Germany and long-standing documentation Amnesty International has of his case, starting in 1989 [please see EUR 44/150/89]. The fact that he has a brother with German nationality who is willing to support him further contributed to him being granted permission to enter Germany. Veysi Özgür seems to be in good spirits.


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