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Aktham Naisseh v. Syrian Arab Republic, Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, U.N. Doc. E/CN.4/2006/7/Add.1 at 20 (2005).



Communication addressed to the Government on 11 June 2004.

Concerning Mr. Aktham Naisseh.

The State is a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

1. (Same text as paragraph 1 of opinion No. 20/2004.)

2. The Working Group notes with appreciation the information forwarded by the Government concerned in respect of the case in question.

3. The Working Group further notes that the Government concerned has informed the Group that the above-named person is no longer in detention. This information has also been confirmed by the source of the original communication, according to which the State Security Supreme Court has granted Mr. Naisseh its petition to be released on bail.

4. Having examined the available information, and without prejudging the arbitrary nature of the detention, the Working Group decides, in accordance with paragraph 17 (a) of its revised methods of work, to file the case of Mr. Aktham Naisseh.

Adopted on 23 May 2005


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