Release Political Prisoners!

Take Action! Demand Release of Qusay Muhamad Abdulrahman, Student and Political Prisoner Held Incommunicado in Syria

About Qusay Muhamad Abdulrahman:
Qusay Muhamad Abdulrahman is a resident of the Naziheen (Displaced Persons) Camp, Dara (“naziheen” in the Syrian context are generally those displaced by the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights). He was arrested by Military Intelligence at his father’s shop in Basri Square, Dara city and imprisoned on 5 October 2011.

He was detained without charge or arrest warrant and held incommunicado. On or about 8 Oct 2011, Qusay was transferred to the branch of Syrian security known as the Palestine Branch in Damascus. Qusay still detained, and still held incommunicado.

Qusay’s family wants him back safe and sound so he can begin his first year of studies at Damascus University.
Take action for Qusay now – demand his immediate and unconditional release!


1. Join Qusay’s support page on Facebook.

2. Write for Qusay Muhamad Abdulrahman:
Please use the below sample letter to urgently demand the immediate and unconditional release of student and political prisoner Qusay Muhamad Abdulrahman. The mail should be addressed to the Syrian Embassy in Washington DC, with copies to international foreign ministries worldwide as well as media outlets. Addresses appear below the sample letter.


To the relevant authorities:

I am writing to urgently demand the IMMEDIATE and UNCONDITIONAL release of student Qusay Muhamad Abdulrahman from arbitrary detention in Syria’s security system.

Qusay Muhamad Abdulrahman was arrested on 5 October 2011 and is currently detained incommunicado, in violation of all relevant national and international laws. Qusay is arbitrarily detained. Arbitrary detention is illegal according to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 7. Syria signed this Covenant on 21 April, 1969.

In addition, torture is illegal in Syria, both under international law as well as according to Article 28 (3) of the Syrian Constitution. The Penal Code of Syria stipulates punishment for anyone inflicting torture on a person. Syria’s security system is thus fully responsible for the safety, health and physical and psychological well-being of Qusay Muhamad Abdulrahman.

I hold Bashar Assad and the Syrian regime exclusively responsible for the safe return of Qusay Muhamad Abdulrahman, and for all prisoners of conscience and political prisoners currently held in Syria’s detention and prison system. All such detainees should be released immediately and without condition.

[Your Name]

ADDRESSES (copy & paste into your email address line):

To (Syrian Embassy in Washington DC):

cc (Foreign Ministries worldwide):,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

cc (various media outlets):,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Here are some additional addresses to send your appeals to. They include Syrian embassies around the world, the Syrian Mission to the UN, and (VERY important) several offices of the Arab League. (Many thanks to John Burke for these additional addresses):, syremb@net.yu,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Syrian embassy, Great Britan Contact Form

* Photo and biography of Qusay Muhamad Abdulrahman provided by Dr. Mohja Kahf.



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