Who we support

Razan Zaitouneh

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

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  

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

Bassel Khartabil

Freedom of expression advocate Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 15 March 2012, in Damascus Detained in Adra prison

Mazen Shurbaji

Peaceful political activist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 3 September 2011, in Daraya Detained in Sadnaya prison

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

Yahya Shurbaji

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

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 Expression Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 16 February 2012, in Damascus Detained 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

Osama al-Habali

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

Portraits of the week

  • Omar al-Sha’ar_ٌReleased on bail

    Released on bail

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

    He was held incommunicado for most of the time he was detained. An investigative judge ordered his release on bail on 17 December. He is still on trial.

  • Salaheddin al-Tabbaa

    Missing since arrest

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    Student Salaheddin al-Tabbaa, who does voluntary work for the Red Crescent, has been subjected to enforced disappearance by the Syrian authorities.

    He was arrested, on 5 September 2014, at the Syrian-Lebanese border.