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Syria: Incommunicado detention/detention without charge/fear of torture or ill-treatment.

, Index number: MDE 24/015/2003

Seven people, Jamal Mahmud al-WAFA'I, Fayzah 'Ali SHIHAB, Maha Ahmad Qarah QASH, Mayyadah Muhammad Ghassan BENQASLI, Fathiyyah Rajab DAMUR, Muhammad 'Adnan Ahmad MADLAJ, and Muhammad Ahmad QASHUSH, were arrested between 18 and 24 April while returning from exile in Iraq. They are reportedly being held incommunicado at an unknown location and are at risk of torture or ill-treatment. According to reports, they have not been charged with any offence.