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Syria: Syrian rights activist re-arrested: Mohammed Najati Tayyara

, Index number: MDE 24/053/2011

Human rights activist Mohammed Najati Tayyara, aged 65, has been held since 12 May following media interviews he gave about the abuse of pro-reformist protesters by the Syrian government. Despite a judge ordering his release on bail on 29 August, he was reportedly re-arrested the same day by Air Force Intelligence and beaten in custody.