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Syria - German freelancer held by Assad regime

Reporters without borders
Read in Arabic (بالعربية) Reporters Without Borders condemns German freelance journalist Armin Wertz's detention by the Syrian authorities since 5 May. Shortly after his arrest by government forces in the battle-torn city of Aleppo, Wertz sent an SMS to a friend from his mobile phone saying the police were holding him. He asked the friend to notify his family but not make his detention public. He sent another message yesterday expressly asking for help and reporting that he had been transferred (...)

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