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Syria: Further information on Possible prisoners of conscience/fear of torture or ill-treatment/incommunicado detention.

, Index number: MDE 24/035/2003

The Syrian Kurds named above have been moved to the political wing of 'Adra Prison, near the capital Damascus, where they are being held in solitary confinement in cruel and inhumane conditions. Prior to their move, the men were reportedly tortured for 23 days at the security branch of Mezze police station in Damascus. There are concerns for their health, which is reportedly deteriorating.

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