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Syria frees iconic Arab Spring blogger Ghazzawi

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-02-20

Syrian authorities on Saturday freed Arab Spring blogger Razan Ghazzawi along with six other female activists, who were part of a group of 14 arrested Thursday in a raid on the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression.

AFP - The Syrian authorities have freed blogger Razan Ghazzawi, symbol of an 11-month uprising, and six other female activists arrested last week, a human rights lawyer said on Monday.

The women were released on Saturday, but were ordered to report to police daily in order to continue their questioning, the lawyer, Anwar Bunni, told AFP.

They were part of a group of 14 activists people arrested Thursday in a raid on the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression, a group headed by rights activist Mazen Darwish.

Darwish and the others remain in custody, Bunni said, adding that police were investigating origins of information used by the centre, as well as its sources of funding.

Date created : 2012-02-20

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