Who we support

Khairo al-Dabbas

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

Ali Mahmoud Othman

Citizen journalist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on March 2012, in Aleppo 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

Salma Jamal Abd al-Razak

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

Nabil Shurbaji

Peaceful political activistArrested by the Syrian authorities, on 26 February 2012, in DarayaDetained in Sadnaya prison

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    

Bassel Khartabil

Freedom of expression advocateArrested by the Syrian authorities, on 15 March 2012, in DamascusDetained in Adra prison

Gabriel Musheh

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

Abdulkader Haddad (also known as Abbud Haddad)

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

Mazen Darwish

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

Obeida Batal

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

Osama al-Habali

News providerArrested by the Syrian authorities, on 18 August 2012, at the Lebanese borderHis fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Hayel Hamid

Doctor Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 13 August 2012, in Damascus His fate and whereabouts remain unknown

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

Portraits of the week

  • Wala’ Adnan al-Akel

    Sentenced to 15 years in prison

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    Wala’ Adnan al-Akel is a peaceful activist. She was arrested by the Syrian authorities on 21 May 2013.

    On 6 March 2014, she was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

  • Osama al-Habali

    Two years of arbitrary detention

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    Osama al-Habali is a news provider. He was arrested by the Syrian authorities on 18 August 2012.

    His family has not heard from him since.

  • Obeida Batal

    A year has passed since his abduction

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    Obeida Batal is a reporter. He was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen on 25 July 2013.

    His family has not heard from him since.