Syria : Detained blogger Razan charged
13 Dec 2011

US born Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi has been charged by authorities following her arrest eight days ago. Razan was arrested by Syrian officials at the country’s border with Jordan border whilst attempting to attend a conference for advocates of free press in the Arab world in Amman, Jordan. The blogger has been charged with “establishing an organisation that aims to change the social and economical entity of the state,”  “weakening the national sentiment,” and trying to ignite sectarian strife” all of which can be punished with up to 15 years in prison.

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