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Syria: Pro-reform writer Habib Saleh imprisoned again

, Index number: MDE 24/006/2009

Amnesty International condemns the sentencing yesterday of Habib Saleh, aged 61, to three years in prison for having criticized the Syrian government. Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for peacefully expressing his political views, and is calling for his immediate and unconditional release.

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