Syria: Further information on prisoner of conscience Unfair Trial/ Ill-Health New concern: Ill-treatment

By Amnesty International, , Index number: MDE 24/020/2002

Amnesty International is concerned for the health of prisoner of conscience ‘Aref Dalilah. He is in urgent need of appropriate medication and specialist medical care, as he was returned to prison from hospital before receiving either. All the following detainees Riad Seif (m), Parliamentarian, 54, Hassan Sa'dun (m), Retired teacher, ‘Aref Dalilah (m), Economist, in his early 60s, Walid al-Bunni (m), Physician, 38, Kamal al-Labwani (m), Physician, 44, Habib Saleh (m), Businessperson, 52, Habib ‘Isa (m), Lawyer, 55 and Fawaz Tello (m), Engineer with the exception of Parliamentarian Riad Seif , aged 54 are being tried before the Supreme State Security Court (SSSC). One of the men has allegedly been ill-treated in prison. Amnesty International considers their trials to be grossly unfair and calls for their immediate release as prisoners of conscience.

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