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Syria - On the second anniversary of the arrest of Mazen Darwish the human rights situation remains critical as two more human rights defenders are targeted

Reporters without borders
16 February 2014 marked the two-year anniversary of the arbitrary arrest of prominent human rights defender Mazen Darwish. Despite the international reaction and calls for his release and that of his colleagues the situation for human rights defenders in Syria remains critical. On 17 February 2014, the home of detained human rights defender Khalil Ma'touq in Damascus was raided by security forces. His daughter, Ranim an art student, was arrested and his 17 year old son was beaten during (...)

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