Who we support

Mohammed Meqdad

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

Hayel Hamid

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

Mohamed Bachir Arab

Doctor Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 2 November 2011, in Aleppo His fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Wala’ Adnan al-Akel

Peaceful activistArrested by members of the Popular Committees, on 21 May 2013, in JormanaDetained in Adra 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    

Wael Hamada

Human Rights Defender Abducted by members of the armed groups, on 9 December 2013, in the Damascus suburb of Douma His fate and whereabouts remain unknown    

Maher Tahan

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

Abd al-Akram al-Sakka

Islamic scholar Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 15 July 2011, in Daraya His fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Ali Mahmoud Othman

Citizen journalist Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on March 2012, in Aleppo His fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Shiar Khalil

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

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 advocateArrested by the Syrian authorities, on 15 March 2012, in DamascusDetained 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

Razan Zaitouneh

LawyerAbducted by members of the armed groups, on 9 December 2013, in the Damascus suburb of DoumaHer fate and whereabouts remain unknown

Portraits of the week

  • Osama al-Habali

    Still held incommunicado

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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.

  • Hayel Hamid

    Still held incommunicado

    Dr. Hayel 160 180

    Hayel Hamid is a doctor. Although he was not politically active, he was arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 13 August 2012.

    His family has not heard from him since.

  • Mohamed (Ma`an) Shurbaji

    Still held incommunicado

    Mohamed (Maen) shurbaji 160 180

    Mohamed (Ma’an) Shurbaji is a peaceful activist. He was arrested by the Syrian authorities along with his brother Yahya Shurbaji on 6 September 2011, in Daraya.

    His family has not heard from him since.