Prominent Syrian blogger arrested

(Photo via

In October 2011, I was invited to participate in the 3rd Arab Bloggers Meetingin Tunis, Tunisia. Since then, at least two of my fellow participants – both brave and incredibly inspiring individuals – have been arrested.

Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah was arrested on October 30 on charges that he incited attacks against soldiers and for participating in the October 9 clashes in Cairo.

And now today there’s word that Syrian blogger, feminist, and human rights activist Razan Ghazzawi was arrested on Sunday at the Syrian-Jordanian border.

Al-Akhbar newspaper reported that Ghazzawi was on her way to attend a workshop in Amman about freedom of the press in the Arab world as the representative of the Syrian Center for Media and Free Expression.

A #FreeRazan social media campaign was launched on Twitter to demand her release. Also follow #FreeAlaa.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

About angiebean1256