Tariq Baiasi

Tariq Baiasi

Blog: http://alzohaly.ektob.com/
Location: Damascus, Syria
33° 31' 23.0844" N, 36° 16' 36.678" E
Status: Released
Arrested between 07 Jul 2007 and 16 Aug 2010

On Sunday 11-5-2008 the State Security Court in Damascus stated its verdict on the Syrian blogger Tariq Baiasi (26)  who was held in detention since 7-7-2007. Tariq was detained for leaving a comment on websites disfavored by the Syrian government. Free Tariq Campaign condemned the State's verdict and asks for freedom to the Syrian blogger:

The State Security Court in Damascus has sentenced Tariq to three years after lessening it from six years to three years (originally, Tariq received three years for each of the following charges):

1- Dwindling the national feeling.

2-Weakening the national ethos.

The militarily security arrested Tariq on 7-7-2007 for leaving a comment on websites considered “suspicious” by the Syrian government.

Since Tariq’s family and their lawyer were reluctant to comment on the State’s verdict, we wish that the human rights’ NGOs uncover details about this news.

Tariq has been released on August 16, 2010 after spending three years in jail.

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