Aged 25, Osama al-Habali is from Homs. He learned to make videos by using his mobile phone to film government troops firing on peaceful demonstrators in the Homs district of Khalidiyeh.
He was arrested on 18 August 2012 as he reentered Syria from Lebanon, where he had received medical treatment for several weeks. His family has had no news of him since then.
Source: Reporters Without Borders