Syria: Mazen Darwish, unconditional amnesty at last.

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Mazen Darwish, prominent human rights defender, journalist and director of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), FIDH member organisation in Syria, was arbitrarily detained for over 3 years on trumped-up charges aimed at ending his legitimate activities.

Although Mazen Darwish and four members of his staff at the SCM were effectively covered by the political amnesty issued in June 2014, he was only released on August 10, 2015. The verdict of unconditional amnesty was delivered on August 31, 2015.

FIDH was continuously mobilised on the case of Mazen Darwish and his detained colleagues and will continue to protest the arbitrary detention of many other peaceful activists and others held by the authorities as a result of the legitimate exercise of their human rights, such as the cases currently documented through the ForFreedom campaign.

See also:
Syria: Finally free, Mazen Darwish must now be acquitted
Syrian authorities must drop charges against three human rights defenders and release all prisoners of conscience

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