Who we support

Mohamed Nour al-Shemali

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

Yahya Shurbaji

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

Mohammed Meqdad

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

Faten Abd al-Rahim

Peaceful activist Arrested by the Syrian authorities on 26 December 2011, in Damascus Her fate and whereabouts are 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

Mohamed (Ma`an) Shurbaji

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

Abd al-Akram al-Sakka

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

Abdulkader Haddad

News providerAbducted by members of the armed groups, on 26 June 2013, in the Idlib regionHis fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Osama al-Habali

News provider Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 18 August 2012, at the Lebanese border 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

Nazem Hamadi

Lawyer and poet Abducted by members of the armed groups, on 9 December 2013, in the Damascus suburb of Douma His 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  

Abd al-Hadi Cheikh Awad

Human rights defender, director of the Syrian Democratic Institute Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 8 December 2013, at the Lebanese border His fate and whereabouts remain unknown  

Bassel Khartabil

Freedom of expression advocate Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 15 March 2012, in Damascus Transferred on 3 October 2015 from Adra prison to an unknown location

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