U.N. Commission on Human Rights, Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, U.N. Doc. E/CN.4/1994/31 (1994)(Nigel Rodley, Special Rapporteur).


Urgent appeals

528. On 1 September 1993 the Special Rapporteur sent an urgent appeal to the Government on behalf of Hassiba 'Abd al-Rahman, who was reportedly arrested on 8 June 1993 at her home in Kafr al-Soussa, Damascus, allegedly on suspicion of having links with the banned Party for Communist Action. Since her arrest she had reportedly been held in incommunicado detention with no access to legal assistance. In these circumstances, fears were expressed that she might be subjected to torture or ill-treatment.

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