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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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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Syria: renewed calls for Bassel Khartabil’s release on fourth anniversary of detention

Syria’s authorities should reveal the whereabouts of Bassel Khartabil, a software developer and free speech activist, and release him immediately, 31 organizations said on the fourth anniversary of his detention On 15 March 2012, Military Intelligence arrested Khartabil and held him in incommunicado detention for eight months before moving him to ‘Adra prison in Damascus

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