segunda-feira, abril 25, 2011

Good news! Haytham al-Maleh has been released!

Syrian human rights lawyer and prisoner of conscience, Haytham al-Maleh, was freed on 8 March 2011, as part of an amnesty President Bashar al-Assad issued the day before for several categories of prisoners, including those aged over 70, those suffering from incurable diseases and others accused of minor offences.

In a phone interview with Amnesty International, he said:

"I would like to thank all the workers at Amnesty International and all those who supported my case whether they were individuals or governments from around the world..."

His son, Iyas al-Maleh, also sent a thank you message to Amnesty International and other supporters.

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