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Further information on UA 13/92 (MDE 24/01/92, 9 January and follow-ups MDE 24/02/92, 17 January, MDE 24/03/92, 29 January, MDE 24/06/92, 20 March and MDE 24/16/92, 9 June) - Syria: Prisoners of conscience / incommunicado detention / medical concern: Akth

, Index number: MDE 24/024/1992

AI has recently received reports indicating that the health of Aktham Nu'aysa, Nizar Nayyuf and 'Afif Muzhir has improved. All had previously suffered health problems, in two cases allegedly due to the effects of torture. AI has also learned that all ten prisoners named above, who are currently held in Saidnaya Prison, have been allowed family vistits. AI welcomes this news but continues to call for their unconditional release as prisoners of conscience.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: MDE 24/24/92
Distr: UA/SC
25 August 1992
Further information on UA 13/92 (MDe 24/01/92, 9 January 1992) - and
follow-up(s): MDE 24/02/92 of 17 January 1992, MDE 24/03/92 of 29 January 1992,
MDE 24/06/92 of 20 March 1992 and MDE 24/16/92 of 9 June 1992 - Prisoners of
Conscience/Incommunicado Detention/Medical Concern
SYRIA:Aktham Nu'aysa
Muhammad 'Ali Habib
'Afif Muzhir
Nizar Nayyuf
Bassam al-Shaykh
Thabit Murad
Hassan 'Ali
Hussam Salama
Jadi' Nawfal
Ya'qub Musa
Amnesty International has recently received reports that the health of Aktham
Nu'aysa, Nizar Nayyuf and 'Afif Muzhir has improved. All three had previously
suffered from health problems, in the cases of Aktham Nu'aysa and Nizar Nayyuf
this was allegedly due to the effects of torture. The three men had been denied
medical treatment.
The organization has also received the information that all ten prisoners,
who are currently being held in Saidnaya Prison, have been allowed family visits.
While Amnesty International welcomes these positive changes in the situation
of the prisoners, it continues to call for their unconditional release as
prisoners of conscience. No further appeals are required at this stage from
UA participants. Many thanks to all those who sent appeals on their behalf.

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