We Did It! A Victory for VAWA
Syrian human rights lawyer Abdullah al-Khalil, who represents political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, was released on 28 March after being detained and possibly beaten.
Dr. Mohamed al-Ammar, a peaceful advocate of democratic reform from Dera’a, southern Syria, was released on 22 April after spending more than one month in incommunicado detention.
Turkish journalists Adem Özköse and Hamit Coskun arrived back in Turkey on 13 May after being detained in Syria for two months.
Kamal Saloum was released on bail on 26 March. He had been arrested on 11 February 2012 and held incommunicado since then. He is now on trial on charges related to his contacts with international media outlets and speaking out against the Al-Assad government.