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Messrs. Muhamad Ra’dun and Ali al-Abdullah v. Syrian Arab Republic, Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Opinion No. 21/2006, U.N. Doc. A/HRC/4/40/Add.1 at 90 (2006).


OPINION No. 21/2006 (SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC) Communication: addressed to the Government on 22 September 2005. Concerning: Messrs. Muhamad Ra’dun and Ali al-Abdullah.

The State is a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

1. (Same text as paragraph 1 of Opinion No. 38/2005.)

2. The Working Group notes with appreciation the information forwarded by the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic in respect of the cases in question.

3. The Working Group further notes that the Government has informed the Group that the above-named persons were released. This information was confirmed by the source of the communication.

4. Having examined the available information, and without concluding on the arbitrary or non-arbitrary character of the detention, the Working Group decides, in conformity with paragraph 17 (a) of its methods of work, to file the case of Messrs. Muhamad Ra’dun and
Ali al-Abdullah.

Adopted on 31 August 2006.


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