President of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party Issam al-Mahayri serving jail time at the Mezzeh Prison in 1957

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Mahayri (fourth from left) was arrested, tried, and convicted of the 1954 murder of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Syrian Army Adnan al-Malki, who was killed by a member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP). He is shown in prison with Armenian prisoners arrested for membership in the outlawed Armenian nationalist party, Dashnak.