Posts Tagged: Mazen Darwish

PEN Pinter winner Mazen Darwish to visit UK

Journalist and lawyer Mazen Darwish was released from prison last August, after three years in detention in Syria. Founding director of the Syrian Centre for Media and Free Expression (SCM), and a leading human rights activist, he was subjected to torture and enforced disappearance. His wife, the journalist and activist Yara Bader, led the campaign

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PEN Pinter winner Mazen Darwish released unconditionally

PEN warmly congratulates Syrian activist, journalist and winner of the 2014 PEN Pinter Prize for international writer of courage Mazen Darwish and his colleagues from the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) Hussein Gharir and Hani Al-Zitani on their unconditional release. Yara Bader, Director of the SCM and Mazen Darwish’s wife, has

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Syrian authorities must drop charges against three human rights defenders and release all prisoners of conscience

Sixteen international organisations have joined the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) in welcoming the release of its president Mazen Darwish and in calling for all charges against him and his colleagues to be dropped, as well as for the release of all other prisoners of conscience who remain detained by the Syrian

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