|Waleed Hussein: student, detained April 2008, trial adjourned until 22 February 2010.|
|February 3, 2010 by sks |
Filed under News, Syria
DAD Waleed Hussein, born 1986 near Derbasieh, a student at Damascus University appeared before the individual military judge in Qamishli on Sunday on 31 January 2010. His case is number 179 of 2010, and this trial was for the judge to hear the defence witnesses. The trial was adjourned after the judge had listened to the witnesses, until 22 February 2010.
Waleed Hussein was arrested by political security in Derbasieh, in Hasakah province on 7 April 2008 without a warrant, or court order, and with no explanation. He was released on 11 April 2008 by the military investigator judge in Aleppo. He is accused of holding the Head of State in contempt, inciting sectarian strife, and slander and defamation of public authorities.
This trial was attended by Mohamed Khalil, lawyer for the defendant, and member of the Board of Trustees of the Kurdish organization for the defence of human rights and public freedoms in Syria – DAD
We in the Kurdish Organization for the Defence of Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Syria – DAD condemn these unfair trials. We call upon the Syrian authorities to release all political detainees, and to stop the practice of arbitrary arrests that take place outside the law, without a warrant or a court order.
We call for:
* an end to political detention,
* the reinstatement of personal freedoms and democracy;
* the ending of the State of Emergency and martial law;
* respect for the laws, charters and international treaties relating to human rights signed by Syria, which affirm illegitimacy of arbitrary detention, and uphold freedom to express an opinion and ideas without interference.
Kurdish Organization for the Defence of Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Syria – DAD
31 January 2010
Co-Chair: International Support Kurds in Syria Association [SKS]