Who we support

Faten Abd al-Rahim

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

Ali Mahmoud Othman

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

Yahya Shurbaji

Peaceful political activist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 6 September 2011, in Daraya 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

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

Mohammed Meqdad

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

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

Obeida Batal

Reporter Abducted by members of the armed groups, on 25 July 2013, in Tel Rifaat Her 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

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  

Mohamed Nour al-Shemali

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

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

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