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Syria: Further information: Syrian Kurd tortured in custody: ‘Abdelbaqi Khalaf

, Index number: MDE 24/020/2010

‘Abdelbaqi Khalaf is being tortured or otherwise ill-treated, according to reliable sources. Every few weeks, they say, he is taken from Damascus Central prison in ‘Adra, northern Damascus, to a branch of State Security, where officers are trying to force him to “confess” to something which he maintains is not true.

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