The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has learned that the Syrian apparatus (al-Mukhabarat al-‘Askariyya) has arrested Syrian activist and former political prisoner Raghda Hassan last Wednesday February 10 as she was heading to Lebanon.
The Syrian security later raided her house in the city of Tartous , confiscated her laptop and the draft of a novel that she wrote about her life in Syrian prisons . The novel has not been published yet and Hassan’s whereabouts remain unknown .
Hassan 37, is married to a Palestinian and has two children . She was in prison from 1993-1995 on charges of belonging to the Communist Party in Syria.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Syrian demanded that “the government should immediately and unconditionally release Hassan and all prisoners of conscience in Syrian prisons”. Syriahr