Wala’ Adnan al-Akel

Peaceful activistal Akel
Arrested by ٍmembers of the Popular Committees, on 21 May 2013, in Jormana
Detained in Adra prison

Wala’ Adnan al-Akel was born in1992 at Maliha- Damascus. She is a first year student at the Institute of Commerce, and she is a humanitarian activist who has been active with the opposition coordination committees in her area.

On 21 May 2013 Wala’ was headed alongside her friend to meet their other friend in Jormana and upon arrival to the barrier, five males from the Popular Committees elements gathered around them and arrested them, forcing them into a car to transfer them to the Military Intelligence Branch 215 in Damascus. Wala’ underwent severe and violent investigations and remained in that branch for one month.

On 30 June 2013 Wala’ was transferred to the women’s prison in Adra where she continued to be a victim of harassment.

Wala’ was sentenced to imprisonment for 15 years on 6 March 2014.

Source: The Euro-Mediterranean network for Human-Rights