I received a disturbing email from Alkarama this morning.
Ma’an Aqil, a prominent journalist, was arrested on November 22nd. His would appear to be the latest in a wave of intimidation conducted by Syrian security forces against journalists and bloggers.
You can read the report from Reporters sans frontières on this link here: Newspaper journalist is latest victim of wave of arbitrary arrests and trials
Ma’an Aqil had been investigating government and corporate corruption. No surprises there then why the Syrian regime wanted to shut him up.
Friends and supporters of Kamal Labwani will want to make sure this latest detention is brought to people’s attention.
The full press release from Alkarama is below in PDF format (English and Arabic):
سوريا: اعتقال السيد معن عاقل