Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Syria: Human Rights Activists Hussein Gharir Released and Hani Al-Zitani RELEASED!

Gulf Center for Human Rights
 "Human rights defenders and members of the Syrian Centre for Media and Free Expression (SCM), Hussein Gharir and Hani Al-Zitani were released from prison on 17 and 18 July 2015 respectively. They have been detained since February 2012 following a raid on the offices of the SCM, a non-governmental organisation working to disseminate information regarding the human rights situation in Syria. Their colleague Mazen Darwish, however remains in detention."
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  •  Just a quick note to say the blogger and human rights activist Hussein Gharir from the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression was released this afternoon after more than three years in arbitrary detention in Syria. He had been arrested along with his  two colleagues Hani al- Zitani and Mazen Darwish a prominent Syrian lawyer. We don't have full information on the context of the release and have no information about the status of his two colleagues. Amnesty International has been campaigning for the release of all three along with other peaceful activists as part of the Free Syria's Silenced Voices joint NGO campaign  for civil society activists, media and medical workers detained or forcibly disappeared in Syria. - MENA  (Middle East & North Africa) staff at Amnesty International's London office