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Damascus: Activist released after nearly two years in prison

KURDWATCH, June 14, 2013—On May 29, 2013, Shapal Muhammad Amin Ibrahim (b. 1978 in al‑Qamishli, married, three children) was released from prison. He was arrested on September 22, 2011 and charged with participating in a demonstration pursuant to Articles 335 and 336 of the criminal code [further information on the case]. In a statement to KurdWatch Ibrahim said: »During my entire prison term, I wasn’t allowed to see acquaintances or friends or an attorney. My brother was first allowed to visit me about a month ago. In the first five months, I was brutally tortured. I still have health problems«.


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