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Syria: Open letter to Syrian Bar Association: Concerns at the disciplinary trial of Mr. Muhannad Al-Hassani before the Syrian Bar Association

, Index number: MDE 24/031/2009

In this open letter, human rights organizations, listed in the document, express their concerns at the disciplinary trial before the Syrian Bar Association of Muhannad Al-Hassani, a prominent lawyer and human rights defender. The organizations are also concerned that Al Hassani is facing criminal charges which they consider to be politically motivated. The organizations are concerned about all the grounds of referral and urge that all accusations against Al-Hassani be dropped, as they obstruct his human rights activities and his right to freedom of expression and association.

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