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Syria: Disclose Whereabouts of Detained Freedom of Expression Advocate

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(October 7, 2015) – Syria’s authorities should immediately reveal the whereabouts of Bassel Khartabil, a software developer and defender of freedom of expression, 31 organizations said today.   Syrian authorities transferred Khartabil, who has been detained since 2012, from `Adra central prison to an undisclosed location on October 3, 2015. Khartabil managed to inform his family on October 3 that security ... Read More »

Syria: Joint Statement Urging Release of Human Rights Lawyer Khalil Ma’touq

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On the third anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Syrian human rights lawyer Khalil Ma’touq and his assistant and friend Mohamed Zaza, the undersigned organizations are reiterating their call for the two men’s immediate and unconditional release. The two men are believed to have been arrested on 2 October 2012 at one of the various government-operated checkpoints en route from ... Read More »