Kurds Prisoner Beaten in Syria
In Syria, torture and ill-treatment is routinely inflicted on Syrian Kurdish political detainees while they are held incommunicado in prisons and detention centers. Authorities impose heavy restrictions on the production and circulation of Kurdish literature, including books and music. In the past, the Syrian authorities have arrested and detained Syrian Kurds without charge for their involvement in the organization of Kurdish cultural activities, including the Kurdish Nawruz (New Year) celebrations. This is one such story of an unjust imprisonment:
On December 10th 2002, the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Unity
Party held a peaceful
On December 15th, 2002, Hassan Saleh and Marwan 'Uthman
both became prisoners of conscience. They were reportedly detained in
Damascus following an invitation for a meeting by the Minister of the
Interior, Major General 'Ali Hammud.
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