Faten Abd al-Rahim

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

Faten Abd al-Rahim Mohammad Rajab Fawaz was born in 1979 in Douma-Damascus. She carries a Master’s Degree in Physics and works at a private school in Abu Rumana, Damascus, and has left her job with the start of revolutionary movement in Douma.

It is noteworthy to mention that her brother Ahmed Rajab Fawaz was first shot and killed by security in Douma on 1 April 2011.

Faten was arrested by the Air Force Intelligence while commuting in a taxi on 26 December 2011 in the yard of the Abbasid capital, Damascus. Faten was moved to several branches and detention centers and had been subjected to severe physical and psychological torture.

She was seen on 13 March 2013 in the Air Force Intelligence branch and was transferred to Adra Central prison on 21 February 2014 and referred to the military judiciary. Her last hearing was on 9 March 2014.

On 21 July 2014 Faten was transferred from Adra central prison to an unknown location.

The Syrian authorities refuse to disclose her fate and location.

According to detainees and almost a year after her detention, Faten was exposed to physical and psychological torture which led to her severe attacks of epilepsy and bleeding in the ears.

None of her family members were able to visit Faten for the whole duration of her detention. Syrian security officials denied her existence in detention after attempts by her family alongside members from the Committee of the City of Douma to mediate for her release.

Source: The Euro-Mediterranean network for Human-Rights