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Syria: Elderly Syrian lawyer held incommunicado: Haytham al-Maleh

, Index number: MDE 24/027/2009

A 78-year-old male human rights lawyer has been held incommunicado since his arrest by Syrian Political Security personnel on 14 October in Syria’s capital, Damascus. He may be a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and association. He is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

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