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Syria must reveal fate of missing child feared to be at risk of torture

Headline Title:  Syria must reveal fate of missing child feared to be at risk of torture 29 April 2013 The Syrian authorities must immediately reveal the whereabouts of a 16-year-old boy who has been missing since November, Amnesty International has urged.Ahmed Ismael al-‘Akkad’s family have not been told anything about his fate or whereabouts since his arrest on 20 November 2012. His family received a smuggled note from the teenager 40 days later, in which he said his health was deteriorating due to cramped and humid prison conditions and a lack of medication for his asthma."The Syrian…

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