Who we support

Maher Tahan

Peaceful political activist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 20 September 2012, in Damascus 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

Fa’eq ‘Ali As’ad

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

Omar al-Sha’ar

Journalist Arrested by the Syrian authorities on 31 October 2014, in the Syrian-Lebanese border His fate and wherabouts remain unknown

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

Osama al-Habali

News provider Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 18 August 2012, at the Lebanese border His fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Mohamed Nour al-Shemali

Citizen journalist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 1 December 2012, in Aleppo 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

Yahya Shurbaji

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

Razan Zaitouneh

LawyerAbducted by members of the armed groups, on 9 December 2013, in the Damascus suburb of DoumaHer 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  

Mazen Darwish

Lawyer, Journalist, President 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

Islam al-Dabbas

Peaceful activist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 22 July 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

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  

Portraits of the week

  • Faten Abd al-Rahim

    Detained in an unknown location

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    Faten is a peaceful activist. She was arrested by the Syrian authorities on 26 December 2011.

    During her detention, she was exposed to physical and psychological torture which led to her severe attacks of epilepsy and bleeding in the ears.

    On July 2014, she was transferred to an unknown location.

  • Wala’ Adnan al-Akel

    Sentenced to 15 years in prison

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    Wala’ is a peaceful activist. She was arrested by the Syrian authorities on 21 May 2013 then transferred to the Military Intelligence Branch in Damascus where she underwent severe and violent investigations.

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

  • Salma Jamal Abd al-Razak

    Still held incommunicado

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    Salma is a university student and a peaceful activist. She was arrested on 20 December 2012 while trying to enter Yarmouk camp to visit her brother.

    Her family has not heard from her since