Amal Jamil Nasr_ FREE

Amal Jamil NasrPeaceful political activist
Arrested by the Syrian authorities, on 2 March 2014, in Damascus
Released on 29 April 2014

Amal Jamil Nasr is the head of a coalition of political groups, the Women’s National Coordination Office for Democratic Change. She has also attended many workshops outside Syria on non-violent strategies for conflict prevention and peace-building.

According to a contact in Syria, Amal Jamil Nasr was stopped on 2 March 2014 by plain-clothes security force personnel while driving her car in the capital, Damascus, and taken to a Military Intelligence branch in the city.
According to the same contact, her husband Adnan al-Dibs was arrested the same day at their home, by plain-clothes security force personnel who broke down the door and took him to the same Military Intelligence branch. He and his wife were briefly reunited, and he was released without charge after five days.
Amal Jamil Nasr is believed to have been arrested on account of her activism and her husband’s membership of the Syrian Communist Workers Party. Her husband was previously arrested for his membership of both the Syrian Communist Workers Party and the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change, a coalition of political groups and activists that advocates a peaceful transition of power.

On 29 April 2014, the investigating judge of the Anti-Terrorism Court ordered her release

Source: Amnesty International