- President Assad, Syrian Foreign Ministry, Syrian Embassies, Navil Pillay, Ban Ki-Moon, Arab League
Jiwan Abdulrahman Khaled was arrested on March 5, 2012 along with his father and brothers by Assad's security forces.
After a brief period of detention, his father and brothers were released. During his imprisonment and interrogation, Jiwan's father--who has suffered strokes in the past-- had his fingers broken.
Jiwan Abdulrahman Khaled remains in prison and is considered a political prisoner. There are grave concerns that he is being tortured, as was done to his father.
WHEREAS: Jiwan Abdulrahman Khaled's arrest and continued imprisonment are in violation of both national and international laws, including Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (dealing with arbitrary detention);
And WHEREAS torture is illegal in Syria under international law as well as Article 29 (3) of the Syrian Constitution;
And WHEREAS Jiwan Abdulrahman Khaled is a political prisoner for whose saftey, health and over-all well being the security forces and the regime of President Assad itself are responsible;
THEREFORE, we demand that the Syrian government IMMEDIATELY and UNCONDITIONALLY release Jiwan Abdulrahman Khaled and all other political prisonerse whose detention and mistreatment violates both Syrian and international law.
The Free Syrian Political Prisoner Jiwan Abdulrahman Khaled petition to President Assad, Syrian Foreign Ministry, Syrian Embassies, Navil Pillay, Ban Ki-Moon, Arab League was written by John S. Burke and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.