Mr. Mahmoud Salehi was detained on 9 April 2007. Mr. Salehi has only one kidney, suffers from kidney stones, and requires chronic dialysis treatment. DI urged the authorities to release him immediately, noting that he was arrested solely for his peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression and association. In 2008, he was released on bail.
Ms. Jihan Omar was detained on 17 June 2007. She suffers from health problems and was arrested at her doctor’s clinic in downtown Afrin. DI launched a campaign for her and in January 2008, she was released.