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Februar-Brief 2002

Hier ist das Anschreiben an die Vertretung des Landes


Kanzlei der Botschaft der
Arabischen Republik Syrien
S.E. Herr Mohamed Walid Hezbot
Andreas-Hermes-Str. 5
53175 Bonn

Exzellenz,

in der Anlage erhalten Sie die Kopie eines Briefes, den ich an den Präsidenten Ihrer Republik, S.E. Präsident Bashar al-Assad geschickt habe, und in dem ich ihn bitte, die Herren RIAD SEIF, RIAD AL-TURK und MAMUN AL-HUMSI freizulassen, die ich für gewaltfreie Gewissensgefangene halte, welche nur aufgrund ihrer friedlichen Kritik an der Regierung inhaftiert wurden.

Ich bitte auch Sie, sich für die Freilassung der drei Betroffenen einzusetzen.

Mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung,


Anlage


Hier ist der Brief an das betroffene Land


His Excellency
President Bashar al-Assad
Presidential Palace
Damascus
SYRIEN

Your Excellency,

I am writing to appeal to you to release RIAD SEIF, RIAD AL-TURK and MAMUN AL-HUMSI from prison.

RIAD SEIF, an independent member of the National Assembly and leader of the recently founded National Dialogue Forum, was arrested on 6.9.01. The day prior to that he had organized a talk at a political seminar in which the guest speaker called for political reforms and democratic elections.

RIAD AL-TURK was arrested on 1.9.01 by the Political Security Service. He is believed to be held in 'Adra prison without contact to the outside world.

A further 8 people were arrested in August and September last year including the member of parliament MAMUN AL-HUMSI. These men are also being held without contact to the outside world.

I share the view of Amnesty International, the world-wide human rights organization that these 10 men are non-violent political prisoners who have only been arrested for their peaceful criticism of the government.

I therefore ask you to release RIAD SEIF, RIAD AL-TURK and MAMUN AL-HUMSI and the other 7 men from prison.

I am also greatly concerned that the authorities are proceeding extremely harshly against human rights workers and politically active citizens.

Yours faithfully,


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Kanzlei der Botschaft der
Arabischen Republik Syrien
S.E. Herr Mohamed Walid Hezbot
Andreas-Hermes-Str. 5
53175 Bonn
Germany