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Syria: Further information on: Prisoners of conscience/torture/unfair trial

, Index number: MDE 24/065/2004

The trial of Muhannad al-Dabas and Muhammad 'Arab began on 26 September, before the Supreme State Security Court (SSSC). Their lawyer told the court that the students had retracted "confessions" they had made during interrogation, claiming they had been obtained "as a result of beatings and psychological torture". The head of the court did not respond to this statement.

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