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Damascus: Students released from custody after torture

KURDWATCH, April 12, 2011—Students ʿAbdurrahim Fawaz Tami and Anwar Murad were released from custody on bail on April 5, 2011. After being arrested by members of the State Security Service on March 12, 2011, they were brought to the State Security Service’s pre-trial prison in Damascus. During the interrogation there, they were tortured by being forced into a tire and beaten (so-called Dulab method). Charges have been raised against Tami and Murad pursuant to Articles 285 and 286 of the Criminal Code. Their case is pending before the court. [Further information on the case]


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