Syrian supreme court sentences 4 for belonging to Brotherhood

Syria's Supreme State Security Court sentenced four detainees on Sunday to three to 12 years in jail for belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that it claims aimed at "changing the country's economic and social entity."

Syrian supreme court sentences 4 for belonging to Brotherhood
Syria's Supreme State Security Court sentenced four detainees on Sunday to three to 12 years in jail for belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that it claims aimed at "changing the country's economic and social entity."

The Human Rights Association in Syria (HRAS) said in a press release that other detainees had been questioned and their trials were adjourned.

According to the organization, the sentence against Abdul-Jabar Allawi was commuted from death to 12-year imprisonment while Ahmed Sikho and Faisal Bellani were sentenced to five years in jail each and Ziad Ismail (Kurdish) to three years.

The Court adjourned the trail of Ali Zine El-Abidine, Mohammad Al-Alabi and Rami Said.
HRAS underlined that the sentences were issued by an exceptional court under the 44-year-old state of emergency in Syria.

The Organization demanded the Syrian authorities to apply the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that secures freedom of expression, freedom of association and joining groups.

The Organization urged the abolition of the Supreme State Security Court and referring the detainees to the ordinary judiciary.
Last Mod: 04 Haziran 2007, 01:05
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