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Al-Qamishli: Student sentenced to prison for one year

March 26, 2010 – On March 23, 2010, the single military judge in al-Qamishli awarded the student Welîd Mihemed Elî Hisên a one year prison sentence and a fine of 100 Syrian Lira pursuant to Article 307 of the Criminal Code. Charges of slandering the president and committing violations pursuant to Articles 374 and 378 were dropped. As the time spent in pre-trial custody from April 7, 2008 until April 11, 2009 is taken into account, the one-year prison sentence is considered served. The verdict may be appealed. [Further information on the case]

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