My heart is torn between East and West. I live somewhere between the present and the past. I don't know who I am.
Just another human being biding their time on this earth. Passionate about current affairs, history, politics (particularly MENA region), religion, cute animals and food. Posts are mainly in English but I may post in Arabic/French/Turkish.
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What words can be enough for this man? Ali was taken on 28/11/2011 and was dead in 2 hours, his body was then returned completely destroyed on the 3rd of December 2011. His neck was broken, his body black and red. His back had a large opening as the regime forces had plunged something into him. He had cigarette marks everywhere. His head was partly opened. He was taken to the air force intelligence and secret post-mortem confirmed he was dead within 2 hours of torture. Why? Because he used to treat the injured, he was famously known as a man ready to risk his life to treat the injured. What was his job? He was a maths teacher. This is what happens to our teachers.
#FreeRazan - Razan Ghazzawi has become a prominent Syrian blogger ever since the start of the Revolution this past march. She blogs on her website http://razanghazzawi.com from inside Syria (Damascus) and unlike most online media activists in (and outside) of Syria, she uses her real name and makes no attempt to hide or protect herself from the brutal regime of Bashar Al Assad. Her website is dedicated to the captured, missing and murdered activists of the Syrian Revolution.
Razan was arrested on Sunday evening Dec 4th en route to a conference in Jordan. God help her. She is a dual Syrian/American citizen, so we can be at least slightly hopeful that, god-willing, she doesn’t face the same brutal torture as do most captured Syrian citizens do.
Please join her FB page: http://www.facebook.com/freerazan
On Twitter use the hashtag #FreeRazan to highlight her ordeal
Send an email to one or all of the following to demand her release:
Syrian regime thugs arrested one of the revolution’s bravest, most humane voices — who is now at risk of indefinite detention, torture and even death unless we can raise a global outcry for her immediate liberation.
Syrian woman blogger Razan Ghazzawi has passionately advocated for freedom, human dignity, inclusion and women’s rights. Not only is she a unique poetic and literary voice, she is one of the very few bloggers in Syria who writes under her real name. Displaying its characteristic cruelty, the Assad regime arrested Razan as she tried to leave Syria for a media freedom conference. Now only the Arab League, which has ousted Syria and is weighing which sanctions to impose on the regime, still has the leverage to secure her release.
Avaaz members have effectively lobbied the Arab League for sanctions on Syria — let’s raise a cry again to demand they help liberate Razan. Add your voice now to the call to free Razan! Sign the petition: http://www.avaaz.org/en/free_razan/?wZVZqbb
WOMAN ARRESTED BY PRO-BASHAR THUGS PLEADING FOR MERCY: Damascus: Oct 26, 2011 - First a man is arrested and rushed off to the torture chambers of Bashar Al Assad. Then you can hear and finally see a woman being arrested, she pleads over and over again to the men arresting her to show mercy - she knows, as all Syrians do - what happens to those that are arrested by Bashar Al Assad’s forces … incomprehensible torture with a high chance of death.