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Syria: Rights groups condemn execution of human rights defender and software engineer Bassel Khartabil

, Index number: MDE 24/6872/2017

The family of Bassel Khartabil, a Syrian-Palestinian software engineer and free speech activist, confirmed that he had been subjected to an extrajudicial execution in October 2015. The undersigned human rights organisations condemn the extrajudicial execution of Khartabil and call for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.

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