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Al‑Qamishli: Pardon on the basis of the February 2010 Presidential Decree comes more than six months late

KURDWATCH, October 14, 2010—On September 13, 2010, Ahmad Rashu Muhammad (b. 1986) was released from custody. Muhammad was arrested on October 25, 2009 in Aleppo and was charged pursuant to Article 288 of the Criminal Code. He was accused of reproducing publications by Kurdish political parties. On September 6, 2010, the single military judge in al‑Qamishli decided to drop the charges on the basis of Presidential Decree No. 22, dated February 24, 2010. [Further information on the Presidential Decree]


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