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Damascus: Expatriate activist arrested after deportation from Norway

KURDWATCH, August 24, 2010—After being deported from Norway, ʿAbdulkarim Husayn Husayn (b. 1956, married, four children) was arrested at the Damascus airport on August 19, 2010. He was first transferred to the Emigration and Passport Authority and then forwarded to the Political Security Directorate. Husayn, who suffers from diabetes, is currently being held at the named security service’s al‑Fayhaʾ Prison in Damascus. Prior to deportation, he had been a board member of the Association of Syrian Kurds in Norway (KKSN).


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