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Damascus: Students released after torture

KURDWATCH, March 28, 2011—On March 24, 2011, Muhammad Mubarak Ahmad Ibrahim and Jiwan Nazir Muhammad were released from pre-trial custody. They had been arrested by the military intelligence service in Damascus on March 22, 2011. Jiwan Nazir Muhammad was tortured with a method known as al-kursi al-almani (»German chair«), in which the victim is seated on a chair with moveable parts that bend the spine backwards. In addition, he and Muhammad Mubarak Ahmad Ibrahim were beaten with cables all over their bodies. [Further information on the case]

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