New committee formed

This message is to inform that the parents and families of the Lebanese who are detained in Syria held a meeting in Mar-Roukoz monastery in Dekwanch, Beirut, on Thursday October 16, 1997, to discuss the situation in light of the recent contacts that were made with Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Solida and other organizations.

At the end of the meeting, the families formed a committee that would be responsible for further contacts with the human rights organizations and all governments that are concerned with the fate of the Lebanese detained in Syrian prisons.

The spokeswoman for the committee is Mrs. Sonia Eid the mother of Jihad Eid who is detained in Syria since october 13, 1990.

Mrs. Eid or any member of the committee can be reached at this fax number in Lebanon:

+961-1-464731

parents of the Lebanese detained in Syria