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Al-Qamishli: Ahmad Husayn free again

KURDWATCH, June 18, 2011—After being held in detention for more than two weeks, Ahmad ʿAbdullah Husayn was released from custody on June 16, 2011. Following his arrest on May 30, 2011, he was held by the police in al-Qamishli for one day and by the police in al-Hasakah for five days. Subsequently, he was brought to the Political Security Directorate in Damascus, where he spent eight nights in solitary confinement. Husayn was interrogated about his political activities and his participation in dissident demonstrations in ʿAmudah. On June 14 he was brought back to al-Qamishli, and two days later was released. Due to Decree 61of May 31, 2011 (Amnesty Decree), no charges were brought against him. [Further information on the case]


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