Monday, April 16, 2012

RELEASED UPDATE Abdullah al-Khalil of #Syria a human rights lawyer is being held in incommunicado detention. Request his unconditional,& immediate release.

RELEASED  This Form Letter is used for a Syrian political prisoner of the nonviolent nature (Go-Green) send by email to Fellowship of Reconciliation

They will forward a copy to proper authorities like the Arab League and the United Nations Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry on Syria.
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To the relevant authorities:

I write to request the unconditional, immediate release of  Abdullah al-Khalil from detention in Syria’s security system.

Abdullah al-Khalil went missing in al-Raqqa, Syria where he was last seen on 3-Febuary-2012. Abdullah is a human rights lawyer and is being held in incommunicado detention at an unknown location where he is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.  Arbitrary detention is illegal according to Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, endorsed by Syria in 1969 and 1976.  

In addition, I remind you that torture is illegal in Syria, according to Article 28 (3) of the Syrian Constitution. The Penal Code of Syria stipulates punishment for anyone inflicting torture.

I hold the Syrian government responsible for the safe return of Abdullah al-Khalil. I further request that all prisoners of conscience should be released immediately and unconditionally.

Abdullah al-Khalil


Additional information about Abdullah al-Khalil can be found at

Snail Mail Addresses
Fellowship of Reconciliation
P.O. Box 271
NyackNY 10960
Amnesty International
5 Penn Plaza,
New YorkNY 1000
***Additional Addresses to send to copies to:

Bashar al-Assad
Presidential Palace
Al-Rashid Street
Fax: 011 963 11 332 3410
Salutation: Your Excellency

Ministry of Interior 
Major General Mohamad Ibrahim al-Shaar
Abd al-Rahman Shahbandar Street
Fax: 011 963 11 311 0554
Salutation: Your Excellency

Minister of Justice
Judge Tayseer Qala Awwad 
Al-Nasr Street 
Fax: 011 963 11 666 2460
Salutation: Your Excellency

What families can do in behalf of people arrested or detainees

 The family needs to approach a Red Cross Office and open an allegation of arrest. 
The ICRC takes up all allegations of arrest that are reported to it with the authorities in order to clarify what has happened to the individuals concerned. It endeavors to visit those detained or arrested as quickly as possible in order to ensure that the conditions in which they are being held comply with national and international standards. The information is then reported back to the family.

Detention/Tracing Delegate
Ahmed Zaroug
ICRC Damascus
T:+963 11 331 0476 / 11 333 9034
F:+963 11 331 0441

For Syrian Family members in the United States

Contact the local American Red Cross Chapter and fill out
a Tracing Inquiry they will forward it to the ICRC in Damascus. in collaboration with ICRC

International Federation of Red Cross
and Red Crescent Societies
Jakob Kellenberger, ICRC  

P.O. Box 372
Geneva 19Switzerland
Telephone: +41 22 730 42 22
Fax: +41 22 733 03 95

Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross to the United Nations 

Walter A. Füllemann

801 Second Avenue, 18th Floor, 

New York, NY 10017-4706

Telephone: +1 (212) 338 0161

Fax: +1 (212) 338 983

Other Resources Available:
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Amnesty International take action link
Join Priority Action With Amnesty International UK

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