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Syrian journalist Omar al-Asaad arrested
05 Jul 2011
BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP

Officials arrested Omar al-Asaad, a Syrian journalist and activist, on Sunday evening (3 July) at a funeral for a fellow protester killed in Damascus. Asaad wrote for a number of Arabic newspapers, including Al-Hayat and Aljazeera. Earlier in the year, he exposed a famine affecting hundreds of thousands in north-east Syria, which the government had sought to minimise.

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  1. […] for peaceful anti-regime demonstrations via Facebook, much like journalist Omar al-Assad who was arrested in July. The condition and whereabouts of both journalists remain unknown. Meanwhile, the Syrian government […]