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Damascus: Deportee released following torture

KURDWATCH, April 28, 2011—After being deported on April 13, 2011, Khalid Hamid Hamid was held for one week at the Faraʿ Falastin prison of the Military Intelligence Service in Damascus. There he was interrogated about his political activities in exile and about other Syrians living in Germany. He was tortured with a method known as al-kursi al-almani (»German chair«), in which the victim is bound to a chair that bends the spine backwards. [Further information on the case]

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