The men were arrested after they helped Hussain 'Ali Hassan al-Sahlawi, who had been shot and left unconscious by a security official in Karzakan.
Police opened fire with live ammunition in the city of Ar Raqqah, as an estimated 5,000 people gathered to celebrate the Kurdish New Year.
The authorities have effectively barred two human rights organizations from presenting their reports on the harassment of former political prisoners to the media.
It is not known why 'Abed al-Hafith 'Abed al-Rahman is being detained or whether any charges have been brought against him.
If the higher courts reject his appeal, former televison presenter 'Ali Hussain Sibat could be executed at any time.
Amnesty International has called on the Tunisian President to end the daily harassment of former political prisoners ahead of the country's national independence day.
Amnesty International has welcomed the release of an Iranian football journalist who was detained for publishing posters supporting an Iranian-Azerbaijani football team.
Ahmed Mostafa was facing jail after he after he published a post alleging nepotism within the armed forces.
Amnesty International has called for the Egyptian authorities to release a blogger and prisoner of conscience who published a post alleging nepotism within the armed forces.
Hengameh Shahidi began a six-year sentence last week, for charges relating to her political work in the wake of last year's disputed presidential election.