October 2, 2010 by sks
It has been reported by the Syrian Committee for Human Rights – MAD and the Kurdish Organization for Defending Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Syria – DAD that on Sunday 26 September 2010, Tayfur Ibrahim was brought to the Criminal Military Court in Aleppo, in case number 740. He was sentenced to imprisonment for one and a half years, pursuant to Article 278 of the Syrian Penal Code.
The following people will be punished with a fixed-term of imprisonment:
a. anyone who violates state provisions to ensure neutrality in the event of war;
b. anyone who, without the approval of the government, commits acts, writes texts, or holds speeches that put Syria at risk of hostilities, strain Syria’s relations to another state, or expose Syrians to acts of revenge against themselves or their financial assets.
Tayfur Ibrahim was born in the Qamishli. He was arrested in 17 March 2009 and as the time already spent in prison is longer than the sentence he was given, it was decided to release him if there is no other action against him.
DAD and MAD also report that the Criminal Military Court in Aleppo sentenced Ali Mohamed Tammo from Seri Kanyeh in al-Hasaksa province to two years imprisonment pursuant to Article 278 of the Syrian Penal Code
Syrian Committee for Human Rights – MAD and the Kurdish Organization for Defending Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Syria – DAD strongly condemn these unfair judgments of the Criminal Military Court in Aleppo, and we call for the immediate release of those who have been detained. They call upon the Syrian authorities to issue a general amnesty for all detainees and prisoners who are imprisoned for their opinions and beliefs in relation to politics, human rights and religion, and those who work for a democratic transformations in all spheres of life, such as freedom of opinion and expression including in the press and media, and who work to achieve the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law, and to close the file on political arrests.