Skip to main content

Under Extreme Pressure, Assad’s Opponents Retain Defiance and Sense of Humor

EFF IN THE NEWS

Under Extreme Pressure, Assad’s Opponents Retain Defiance and Sense of Humor

In another part of the capital, a raid by Syrian intelligence agents on the office of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression on Thursday led to the arrest of 12 activists. Among those detained, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, were the center’s director, Mazen Darwish, and the Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi. The foundation reported that the raid was carried out by members of the Syrian Air Force’s intelligence division in civilian dress, who took the detainees to an undisclosed location.

Thursday, February 16, 2012
New York TImes Blogs

Related Issues

Back to top

JavaScript license information