Who we support

Ali Mahmoud Othman

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

Wala’ Adnan al-Akel

Peaceful activist Arrested by members of the Popular Committees, on 21 May 2013, in Jormana Detained in Adra prison

Shiar Khalil

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

Hayel Hamid

Doctor Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 13 August 2012, in Damascus 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

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

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  

Nabil Shurbaji

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

Faten Abd al-Rahim

Peaceful activistArrested by the Syrian authorities on 26 December 2011, in DamascusHer fate and whereabouts are unknown

Hussein Ghrer

Blogger, 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 activist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 30 December 2012, in Damascus, Yarmouk Camp Her 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

Abdulkader Haddad

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

Samira Khalil

Peaceful political activist Abducted by members of the armed groups, on 9 December 2013, in the Damascus suburb of Douma Her fate and whereabouts remain unknown    

Portraits of the week

  • Omar al-Sha’ar

    Journalist held incommunicado

    Omar al-Shar 160 180

    Omar al-Sha’ar, journalist and translator, was arrested on the Syrian side of the Lebanese-Syrian border on 31 October 2014.

    He has not been heard of since his arrest and there are fears for his well-being.

  • Wala’ Adnan al-Akel

    Sentenced to 15 years in prison

    al Akel 160 180

    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.

  • Mohamed Bachir Arab

    Forcibly disappeared since 2011

    Mohammad Arab portrait 160 180

    Mohamed Bachir Arab is a doctor from Aleppo. He was arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 2 November 2011, in Aleppo.

    His current whereabouts are unknown.