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29.08.2013 From our online archive
Being arrested, detained and tortured by the state is the sad reality for many people in Syria. On Friday, a demonstration against enforced disappearances will take place in Luxembourg City centre.

(MSS) Being arrested, detained and tortured by the state is the sad reality for many people in Syria. On Friday, a demonstration against enforced disappearances will take place in Luxembourg City centre.

Enforced disappearance is a crime under international law, and takes place when someone is arrested, detained or abducted by the state. Very often, the victims are never released, and their families remain clueless on their whereabouts and destiny.

Often the disappeared person is tortured, removed from the practice of law, and chances of escaping or making it out alive are slim.

While the civil war continues in Syria and after last week's alleged chemical attack, Amnesty has organised a symbolic demonstration in Clairefontaine Square in Luxembourg City to urge Syrian authorities to stop violating human rights and forced disappearance.

According to Amnesty International, thousands of Assad-opponents have been arbitrarily arrested and detained in secret since protests began in February 2011. Some were released after months of detention, torture and ill-treatment.

The demonstration starts at 1pm.

www.amnesty.lu