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Sunday, March 18, 2007 

72 year-old-man dies of abuse in jail

The Syrian Human Rights Committee says it has received reports that a 72-year-old man has died in prison after being abused - although it says it can't confirm the reports.

Muhammad Ali Dirbak, from Banyas, on the Mediterranean coast, was detained on 28 January after allegedly criticising Shias.

His son was also accused of membership of the Muslim Brotherhood which normally earns the death sentence, although this was reduced to six years.


is this a suprise in SYRIA...

Tortue, killings and oppression in SYRIA..

wake up and smell the roses...

Allah Yerhamo

what next ?

Banyas close to Iraqi border? Last time I checked it was on the Mediteranean Coast.

sasa are u serious ????
It's 12 years and not 6 and Banyas is in the opposite side of your localization.

Thanks Puppeteer, I always make that mistake because I think of the Iraqi oil pipe in Banyas. Silly mistake.

No anonymous, I've been told 6 years.

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