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Syria: Fear of torture or other ill-treatment: Hasan Younis Qasem

, Index number: MDE 24/019/2008

Pro-democracy activist Hasan Qasem was summoned to the General Intelligence Department, State Security Branch, in the Kafr Soussa district of Damascus, on 9 July 2008, and is believed to be detained there incommunicado. He is in grave danger of torture and other ill-treatment. Amnesty International considers him a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression and association.

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