Syria, al-Bunni (March, 2008) official

The Law Society expresses its deep concern over the treatment of Mr. al-Bunni while in detention, and over what appears to be a lack of due process at his trial before the 3rd Military Court of Damascus. Mr. Anwar al-Bunni is a lawyer and the founding member of the Syrian Human Rights Association and the head of the Committee for the Defence of Prisoners of Conscience. According to reports we have received, Mr. al-Bunni's trial appears to lack due process, as he has been prevented from talking to his lawyer without restriction. Mr. al-Bunni is also the victim of pressure and privations while in detention. In particular, he is not allowed to receive food, clothes or books, and he is refused access to the prison library.

Letter to President