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Syria: Further Information on UA 232/07 Medical concern, New concern: prisoner of conscience, Riad Seif (m)

, Index number: MDE 24/005/2008

Riad Seif was arrested on 28 January, and is being held at 'Adra prison in Damascus. Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience, and is calling for his immediate and unconditional release. Riad Seif suffers from advanced prostate cancer. There is great concern that his detention now may place his life at risk.

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