Amina and others

The news is all awash today with the story of Amina, writer of A Gay Girl in Damascus. It appears she may not be real.

But let’s not forget, amidst all this hoo-hah, that there are other journalists and bloggers – real others – being held in communicado by the Syrian authorities, where they are at risk of torture and ill-treatment.

It is believed that the following journalists are currently detained:

Dorothy Parvaz: correspondent, arrested on 29 April 2011.
Mahmoud Issa: Journalist and writer, arrested on 19 April 2011.
Khaled Sid Mohand, freelance journalist for a number of news outlets including Le Monde, arrested on 12 April 2011.
Zaid Mastu, Al-Arabiya net correspondent, arrested on 12 April 2011.
Mohamed Dibo: Journalist and writer, arrested on 12 April 2011.

More information, including what you can do, is available here.

Amnesty International has information about the ongoing situation in Syria here.

5 thoughts on “Amina and others

  1. Ah – thank you very much! I couldn’t find any updates on their situations.

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