Syria Haitham al-Maleh visits International Criminal Court
On 5 August 2011, Syrian human rights lawyer Haitham al-Maleh, who was released from prison on 8 March 2011, visited the International Criminal Court in The Hague to speak to a representative of Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo. L4L arranged the meeting. Dutch Human Rights Ambassador Lionel Veer also spoke with Al-Maleh.
Al-Maleh was arrested in October 2009 and convicted to a 3-year prison sentence for ‘spreading false information’, ‘weakening the national sentiment’ and ‘slandering a government institution’ on 7 July 2010. He was arrested in 2009, two days after giving a phone interview.
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