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Fears for safety of human rights lawyer abducted in Syria

Headline Title:  Fears for safety of human rights lawyer in Syria 21 May 2013 A prominent Syrian human rights lawyer who went missing this weekend after an apparent abduction is at grave risk of abuse, Amnesty International has said.  Abdullah al-Khalil, who became head of the local council for al-Raqqa Governorate after armed opposition groups took control in March 2013,  was reportedly taken away by unidentified armed individuals as he left his office in the north-eastern city of al-Raqqa late on Saturday night.  Sources close to Abdullah al-Khalil say he and another…

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