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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:25 AM
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Wave of enforced disappearances in Syria (At least 221 Syrians have gone missing in past three days)
Source: Al Jazeera English

At least 221 Syrians have gone missing in past three days of the violent crackdown, a rights group says.
Hugh Macleod and a special correspondent

At least 221 Syrians have gone missing in the past three days of the violent crackdown on pro-democracy protests, said Insan, a Syrian human rights organisation, with many feared forcibly disappeared.

Working with a team of human rights researchers inside Syria, Insan said it had documented the names of 221 Syrians missing since the early hours of Friday morning, none of whom the authorities had acknowledged holding in detention.

"We are not counting people who we know have been detained. We are strictly talking here about people whose families do not know if they are dead or alive. People who have disappeared," said Wissam Tarif, executive director of Insan.

The rights group and its network inside Syria had spoken to close family members of all 221 missing persons, said Tarif, and while some had yet to make contact with the security services, most families had been told by authorities that their relative was not being held.


Read more: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/04/20...
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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:35 AM
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1. friend there right now
saying "have to answer the many are you alive emails" Her Mom is flying to see her in two weeks....looking forward to hearing about it all.
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