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Al-Qamishli: Activist tortured for calling to demonstrate

KURDWATCH, August 26, 2011—On August 22, 2011, the investigating judge in al-Qamishli ruled that Farhan Ismaʿil Sulayman (b. 1986) and Muhamad Fathi ʿAbdullah (b. 1996) will be released from custody. The charges raised against them pursuant to articles 307, 374, and 375 were dropped. The two activists had been arrested on August 17, 2011 in al-Qamishli. They were accused of putting up posters calling for dissident protest. While in pre-trial custody, Farhan Ismaʿil Sulayman was tortured.

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