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

, Index number: MDE 24/067/2004

Syrian Kurdish activist Mas'oud Hamid was sentenced to five years' imprisonment by the Supreme State Security Court (SSSC) on 10 October. He is being held incommunicado in solitary confinement, which puts him in danger of torture. He is reported to have begun a hunger strike after his trial in protest at the conditions in which he is held.

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