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Syria: Fear of Torture or ill-treatment / Legal Concern / Possible Prisoners of Conscience

, Index number: MDE 24/001/2000

Amnesty International is concerned for the safety of hundreds of political opponents, including ‘Abd al-Khaleq Najm al-Din Hakemi, Wajih al-Kurdi, ‘Imad Nazzar Darwish, Mundher Nazzar Darwish, Mu'ayyed Nazzar Darwish, ‘Ammar Riyad Halwani, Lu'ay ‘Abd al-Hafiz al-‘Akhras, Muhammad Khawjeh, Bashir Abu Leben, Mushir Abu Leben and Muhammad Mundu, who have reportedly been arrested since 12 December 1999. Torture and ill-treatment is systematically used against political detainees in Syria.

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