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Syria: Further information on Incommunicado detention/fear of torture/"disappearance"/medical concern and new concerns: Prisoner of conscience/Unfair trial, Aktham Nu'aysa

, Index number: MDE 24/036/2004

Aktham Nu'aysa is now in solitary confinement in Sednaya prison. He was yesterday referred to the Supreme State Security Court (SSSC) in Damascus after over a week of incommunicado detention. During the court session the prosecutor told him that he was to face a number of extremely serious charges. These include 'carrying out activities contrary to the socialist system of the state' and 'opposing the objectives of the revolution', and could carry a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.

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