Who we support

Juwan Abd al-Rahman Khaled

Peaceful political activist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 3 September 2013, in Damascus His fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Khairo al-Dabbas

Peaceful activist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 2 July 2011, in Daraya Detained in Adra prison

Fa’eq ‘Ali As’ad (also known as Fa’eq al-Mir)

Peaceful political activist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 7 October 2013, in Damascus His fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Abd al-Aziz al-Khayyir

Peaceful political activist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 20 September 2012, in Damascus His fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Ali Sayed al-Shihabi

Teacher Went missing on 19 or 20 December 2012, in Damascus His fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Anas al-Shoghary

Peaceful protesterArrested by the Syrian authorities, on 14 May 2011, in al-MarahHis fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Obeida Batal

Reporter Abducted by members of the armed groups, on 25 July 2013, in Tel Rifaat Her fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Hussein ‘Essou

Writer                                                                                                          Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 3 September 2011, in al-HasakahHis fate and whereabouts remain unknown  

Wala’ Adnan al-Akel

Peaceful activistArrested by members of the Popular Committees, on 21 May 2013, in JormanaDetained in Adra prison

Mohammed Meqdad

Humanitarian aid worker, LawyerArrested by the Syrian authorities, on 20 September 2012, in DamascusDetained in Adra prison

Ali Mahmoud Othman

Citizen journalist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on March 2012, in Aleppo His fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Hussein Ghrer

Blogger, member of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of ExpressionArrested by the Syrian authorities, on 16 February 2012, in DamascusDetained in Adra prison    

Mohamed Nour al-Shemali

Citizen journalist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 1 December 2012, in Aleppo His fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Shiar Khalil

JournalistArrested by the Syrian authorities, on 23 April 2013, in SaroujaDetained in Adra prison

Iyas Ayash

Peaceful political activist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 20 September 2012, in Damascus His fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Portraits of the week

  • Majd al-Din al-Kholani

    Three years of arbitrary detention

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    Majd al-Dine al-Kholani is a peaceful political activist. Security forces eventually arrested him on 8 August 2011, a few weeks after the arrest of his older brother ‘Abd al-Sattar al-Kholani.

    They are both held arbitrarily in Saydnaya Military Prison.

  • Abd al-Akram al-Sakka

    Still held incommunicado

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    Abd al-Akram al-Sakka is an Islamic scholar. He was arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 15 July 2011, in Daraya.

    His family has not heard from him since.

  • Gabriel Musheh

    Still held incommunicado

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    Gabriel Musheh is a peaceful political activist. He was arrested on 19 December 2013 by state security forces.

    His family has not heard from him since.