Syria: Appeal Case: Unfair trials and ill-treatment in detention of peaceful "Beirut-Damascus Declaration" petitioners
Arrested in May 2006 over their involvement in the Beirut-Damascus Declaration, five Syrian signatories are now on trial in Damascus. Three of them remain detained; the two others are in hiding and being tried in their absence. They are facing unfair trials. Amnesty International considers the three men to be prisoners of conscience detained solely for the expression of their peaceful ideas and calls for them to be released immediately and for all charges against them and their two co-accused to be dropped unconditionally.