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Follow-up to medical letter writing action (MDE 24/11/92, 12 May) - Syria: Dr Nour al-Din al-Atassi

, Index number: MDE 24/025/1992

Dr Nour al-Din al-Atassi, 63-year-old former Syrian President and Prime Minister, was discharged from hospital and released from prison on 28 August 1992, after almost 22 years of detention without charge or trial. He had been arrested in November 1970 following the coup which brought President Assad to power. Fourteen members of his government who were arrested with him remain in prison without charge or trial.

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