According to Syrian Committee for Human Rights – MAD and Kurdish Organization for Defending Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Syria – DAD, the third individual military judge in Aleppo heard case number 6132 of 2010 on 16 December 2010 and gave the following sentences:
• Mustafa Mohammad Ali Khalaf, born 1968
• Mohamed Abdi, born 1965
have been imprisoned for three months after being found guilty of belonging to a political organization that is prohibited, according to Article 288 of the Assembly Penal Code.
On 12 December 2010, a second military judge Aleppo heard the case against Arif Shekho, born 1953 from Afrin, in case no. 616 of 2010. He is charged with working to partition off a portion of Syrian territory to annex it to a foreign state under Article 278 of the Syrian Penal Code and his case will be forwarded to the Criminal Military Court in Aleppo.
On 21 December 2010 the third individual military judge in Aleppo postponed the trial of Munira Hammo in case number 5705 of 2010, until 27 December 2010 to allow the defence to present her case.
The military judge in Damascus transferred the following cases to the military judge in Aleppo on 14 December 2010:
• Ali Saed Fars, born 1988
• Mohammed Majid Habash, born 1982
who were then released, and
• Mahmoud Sharif Abu Zer, born 1987 who was detained.
Syrian Committee for Human Rights – MAD and Kurdish Organization for Defending Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Syria – DAD express their concern about the fate of these detainees and call on the authorities to release them. They call for the end to arbitrary arrests, and for the release of all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, the maintenance of the neutrality and independence of the judiciary in accordance with the concept of autonomy provided for in the Syrian Constitution, and the abolition of the State of Emergency that was established in 1963.
21 December 2010