Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, - Martin Scheinin - Addendum - Communications to and from Governments (From 1 January to 31 December 2011)*
Syrian Arab Republic
Reply from the Government 170. On 11 February 2010, the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic responded to a joint urgent appeal sent on 2 October 2009 by the Special Rapporteur, together with the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the then Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, regarding the case of Mr. Mustafa Setmariam Nassar (see A/HRC/13/37/Add.1, para. 92). 171. The Government informed that there is no detainee in any of the Syrian prisons with the name of Mustafa Setmariam Nassar. Furthermore, the Government informed that there are no secret detention centres in the Syrian Arab Republic.