Rokana Hamour

Rokana Hamour

Location: Damascus, Syria
34° 57' 28.782" N, 38° 8' 40.3116" E
Status: Threatened
Threatened on 15 Oct 2006

Roukana Hamour is a Syrian blogger who has repeatedly been threatened, assaulted and kidnapped. She is the daughter of Mohammad Moti’ Hamour, the former deputy of Saudi Air Lines who had his fortune which reached billions evaporate from Syrian banks by alleged forgery. Roukana has been threatened by her brothers and high ranking Syrian officials and officers to be sexually assaulted and raped if she doesn’t give up her share of her father’s fortune and be silent about its suspicious evaporation. Roukana has appealed several times at the office of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to expose the thievery of her father’s money.On October 15, 2006, Hamour was taken from her home and dragged into the street after being threatened at gunpoint in front of her young children by members of the country’s Criminal Security forces, reportedly for blogging her experiences with the Syrian legal system, exposing administrative, banking and juristic corruption.

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