Syria frees iconic blogger Ghazzawi: Lawyer
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Last Updated: Monday, February 20, 2012, 21:45
Damascus: 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 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, said.

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.


First Published: Monday, February 20, 2012, 21:45

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