Posts Tagged: Syria


Syria: whereabouts of four abducted activists unknown

The prominent Syrian human rights defenders Razan Zaitouneh, Samira Al-Khalil, Wa’el Hamada and Nazim Hammadi, who remain missing three years after armed men abducted them, should be released immediately, 56 human rights organisations said today, on the anniversary of their abduction. On December 9, 2013, a group of armed men stormed into the office of

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Mazen and Yara (cropped for website) - credit Daniel Weu

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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