Ahed Al-Hendi, Tharwa
A statement by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that Syrian opposition activist and lawyer Anwar Bunni has threatened to go on food and water strike until death because of the psychological terror campaign led against him by the Adra Central Prison security, which confiscated all of Mr. Bunni's personal possessions on Sunday morning.
According to the Syrian Observatory, Mr. Bunni's decision came after he refused to sign an investigation record on an old memorandum in which he criticized the Prisoners' Association and the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Diyala al-Hajj Arif.
The statement added that the memo was originally presented to the court a few months ago, stating "we denounce strongly the repeated aggression against the lawyer and activist Anwar Bunni."
Mr. Bunni was sentenced for five years by the First Criminal Court in Damascus on 24/04/2007 and issued a fine of 100,000 Syrian pounds. He has been detained since May 17 2006, after he signed the Beirut-Damascus, Damascus-Beirut deceleration.