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Syria: Further information: Arrested protestors report torture

, Index number: MDE 24/016/2011

Fifty-two people detained in connection with continuing popular protests in Syria have been released; six of them have been charged and face trial. Four others are still detained but no longer held incommunicado, while five continue to be held incommunicado and the status and whereabouts of 76 others remain unknown. Hundreds of protestors are believed to be detained incommunicado at unknown locations across Syria, amid reports of torture and other ill-treatment.

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