Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Syria: Activists in Unknown Locations, Risk Torture - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International
"Hani al-Zitani, Hussein Gharir and Mazen Darwish worked documenting human rights violations in Syria, at the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM). They were detained by members of Syrian Air Force Intelligence during a raid on their office in Damascus on 16 February 2012. They were held incommunicado – hidden from their families and friends – in various security branches where, according to released detainees, they were tortured and otherwise ill-treated. In late November 2012 they were transferred to ‘Adra Prison, where they were allowed access to their lawyers and families. They are awaiting the verdict of their trial before the Anti-Terrorism Court, where they have been charged with “promoting acts of terrorism” as a result of their work. They are prisoners of conscience."
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