Dear Ministers and Governors,
We want to take the opportunity to call your attention to the case of Syrian activists Mazen Darwish, Hussein Ghrer, Hani al-Zitani and Bilal Ahmed Bilal.
Mazen Darwish is director of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of expression.
Hussein Ghrer is blogger and graduate at the Faculty of Information Engineering.
Hani Zitani is a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Sociology and university teacher.
Bilal Ahmed Bilal is graduate of Arts and Humanities at the University of Damascus.
Worked as a television journalist and filmmaker in Syria. Bilal has been held for over a year incommunicado. It was reported by a released prisoner that Bilal was taken from the capital’s Mezzeh airport to Sednaya prison and has not been seen since April 2012.
We call for a strong diplomatic pressure. Their detention is unlawful and their lives are in danger.
Thanking you in advance for your time on this important and urgent matter.
Mariacarmela Ribecco (Italy), Maribel Lafuente (Spain), Gabriele Datzer (Germany), Maria Luisa Crosina (Italy), Soror Irani (Canada), Giuseppe Di Bella (French Polynesia), Anette Meyer (Sweden), Margaret Buyukkurt (Turkey), Isabella Rossi (Germany), Emerald Dove (Germany), Shary Faramarzi (Germany), Laurence Meylemans (France), Farzaneh Irandoost (Sweden), Bernard Durning (France), AnnaMaria Livolsi (Italy), Oliver Butenuth (Germany), Siyamack Sohrabmanesh (Italy), Larissa Bender (Germany), Louis Richard (Canada), Dominik Bender (Germany), Ruth Olafsdottir (USA), Sophie Caymaris (France), Elisabeth Scott (USA), Vu Nguyen (USA), Joanna Kozanecka (Poland), Paolo Merolla (Italy), Abier Bushnaq (Germany), Filippo Angileri (Italy), Sonja Jo (Syria), Elisabeth Millet (France), Markella V (Greece), Elisa Cassinelli (Italy), Michelle Crosslin (USA), Shahriar Imam (Italy), Petra Becker (Germany), Neiry Jacob (UK), Cordula Giewald (Germany), Bilal Breigheche (Italy), Fadia Foda (Germany), Emilio Diaz (Spain), Mary Rizzo (Italy), Markella Valsa (Greece), James Kubik (USA), Stelios Bardas (Greece), Enrica Del Gaudio (Italy), Heinz Leitner (Austria), Nader Moavenian (USA), Giuseppe Di Bella (France), Anita Hunt (UK), Chris Crowstaff (UK), Teresa Rosiak-Bolewska (Poland), Michael John Smith (Slovenia), Steinar Strandheim (Sweden), Joan Cove (UK), Nico Nissen (Germany), Fara Tah (Greece), Coy Falcon (Canada), Joanna Laude (France), Vanessa Marzullo (Italy), Lorenzo Querzola (Italy), Kurt Alleyne (UK), Elena Gennaro (Italy), Nabil Bushnaq (Germany), Thaddeus Hutyra (Belgium), Jim Kubik (USA), Fátima Coutinho (Brazil), Madell Scudder (USA), John Burke (USA), Niulis Targino (Brazil), Janet Beck (Canada), Gunn Vigdis Værnes (Norway), Siriaamor Siriaamor (Austria), Beverly Harris (USA), Madell Scudder (USA), Johannes De Ruiter (Netherlands), Patrick Peronne (France), Sophie Benali (Europe), Annalisa Roveroni (Italy), Max Rafii (USA), Siria Niviano (Italy), Christina Andersson (Sweden), Maria Sophia Quine (UK), Sergio Zucchi (Jamaica), Bronwen Griffiths (UK), Pi Overgaard (Denmark), Fariba Zivehe (Germany), Ray Safar (Canada), Rien Shaw (Canada), Irene Capelli (Italy), Sonja Jo (Syria), Germano Monti (Italy), Bronwen Griffiths (UK), Tommy Bäck (Switzerland), Margaret Lynd (Canada), Wynn M ChapmaN (France), Ana Lourdes León Melero (Spain), Mohssen M (Iran), Jutta Steller (Germany), Aidee Ugarte (USA), Erin LeGresley (Canada), Ali Soho (Philippines), Cornelia Toelgyes (Italy), Attika Toumi (France), Elizabeth McDonald (Canada), Josef Johnson (USA), Peggy Lynd (Canada), Higari Kaga (USA), John Ennis (USA), Marcello Luciano (USA), Ali Soho (Philippines), Ruj Rbk (France), Nasi Payghambarian (Sweden), Annabelle Gabriel (France), Marine Herrenschmidt (France), Amy Poll (Netherlands), Sallie Martin (USA), Patrizia Vampa (Italy), Deidre Kellogg (USA), Shohreh Ghasemi (USA), Pete Klosterman (USA), Jonathon Tingey (Canada), Marina Bondas (Germany), Blake Parker (USA), Rana Sammani (USA), Paie Hooper-Reichbart (USA), Emad Mahou (USA), Giorgio Galli (Italy), Pamela Damiana Cito (Italy), Bronwen Griffiths (UK), Alam Georgette (France), Terry White (Canada), Jeremy Fleming (Canada), Kurt Alleyne (UK), CM Esteve (France), Francesca Frascaroli (Italy), Allen Dusablon (USA), Carole Vila (USA), Penina Sarah (USA), Chiara Costanzo (Italy), Ruth Leahy (Australia), Lise Aubin (Canada), David Mark (UK) and Azita Malek (Australia).