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Syria: One year on, fears abound over health of disappeared human rights lawyer

Headline Title:  Syria: Fears abound over health of disappeared human rights lawyer 02 October 2013 It’s been a year since Khalil Ma’touq disappeared. The eminent human rights lawyer and his colleague Mohammed Thatha were reportedly arrested at a security checkpoint while on the way to their office in Damascus. And now there are growing fears for his health. Khalil Ma’touq suffers from advanced lung disease and has severe breathing difficulties. As director of the Syrian Centre for Legal Studies and Research, Khalil Ma’touq was a thorn in the side of the Syrian government and, as a…

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