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Damascus: Yekîtî members charged in absentia pursuant to Article 267

KURDWATCH, February 9, 2011—On February 6, 2011, the Supreme State Security Court in Damascus postponed the hearing against Hasan Ibrahim Salih, Maʿruf Ahmad Mula Ahmad, and Muhammad Ahmad Mustafa until March 13, 2011. The prosecution had previously brought charges orally pursuant to Article 267 of the Criminal Code although typically charges are filed in writing. The defendants themselves were not present, and their attorneys continue to have no contact with them. Regardless, the attorneys must submit their plea at the next hearing. [Further information on the case]


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