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Syria: Further information: Syrian "Peace Brides" released from detention

, Index number: MDE 24/003/2013

Four Syrian women who had been arrested while peacefully demonstrating as "Peace Brides" were released on 9 January. Their release is part of a prisoner exchange whereby 48 Iranian hostages held by an armed opposition group were released in exchange for the agreement to release a reported 2,130 civilians held by the Syrian authorities.