Who we support

Khairo al-Dabbas

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

Abd al-Akram al-Sakka

Islamic scholar Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 15 July 2011, in Daraya His fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Maher Tahan

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

Iyas Ayash

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

Gabriel Musheh

Peaceful political activist, president of the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO) Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 19 December 2013, in Qamishli Detained in Adra prison

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

Mohamed (Ma`an) Shurbaji

Peaceful political activist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 6 September 2011, in Daraya His fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Hani Zaitani

Member of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 16 February 2012, in Damascus Detained in Adra prison

Hayel Hamid

Doctor Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 13 August 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

Nasser Saber Bondek

Aid worker Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 17 February 2014, in Damascus His fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Khalil Ma’touq

Lawyer and human rights defender Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 2 October 2012, in the Damascus suburb of Sahnaya His fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Majd al-Din al-Kholani

Peaceful political activist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 8 August 2011, in Daraya Detained in Sadnaya prison

Salma Jamal Abd al-Razak

Peaceful activistArrested by the Syrian authorities, on 30 December 2012, in Damascus, Yarmouk CampHer fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Bassel Khartabil

Freedom of expression advocate Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 15 March 2012, in Damascus Detained in Adra prison

Portraits of the week

  • Bassel Khartabil

    Detained without trial

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    Bassel Khartabil is a software engineer. He was arrested on 15 March 2012 by Security forces as he left his work in Damascus.

    He is detained in Adra prison. No official charges were filed against him.

  • Iyas Ayash

    Still held incommunicado

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    Iyas Ayash is a peaceful activist. He was arrested by the Syrian Air Force Intelligence on 20 September 2012.

    Syrian authorities still deny his arrest.

  • Abd al-Aziz al-Khayyir

    Still held incommunicado

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    Abd al-Aziz al-Khayyir is a peaceful activist. He was arrested by the Air Force Intelligence on 20 September 2012.

    His fate and whereabouts remain unknown.