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Syria: Further information on prisoner of conscience / Unfair Trial/ Ill-Health / Ill-treatment.

, Index number: MDE 24/041/2002

Eight named detainees have now been tried and sentenced to prison terms, either by the Supreme State Security Court (SSSC) or the Criminal Court. One of the men has allegedly been ill-treated in prison. Amnesty International considers their trials to be grossly unfair and calls for their immediate release as prisoners of conscience held solely for the peaceful expression of their political opinion.

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