Syria: fears for activists after Damascus media centre raided
Posted: 17 February 2012
Blogger Razan Ghazzawi among those held
The Syrian authorities must release or charge a group of at least 14 people arrested on Thursday in a raid on the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression in Damascus, Amnesty International has said.
Amnesty International Middle East and North Africa interim Deputy Director Ann Harrison said:
“We fear that some or all of those arrested at the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression are prisoners of conscience.
“They must also be protected from torture or other ill-treatment while held.”