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Damascus: Activist free again after 59 days in custody

KURDWATCH, November 16, 2011—On November 5, 2011, the activist and writer Ibrahim Mustafa, alias Ibrahim Kaban (b. 1980), was released from custody. Members of the Military Intelligence Service in Damascus had arrested Mustafa on September 16, 2011. During interrogations, Mustafa was accused of inciting sectarian strife, as well as founding and leading a Kurdish youth group. He was also interrogated about television appearances on the stations Orient News and Al-Jazeera, as well as about articles published on the internet. No charges were raised.

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