Christian peace activist detained in Syria for 'moral support' of insurgency
Catholic World News - April 24, 2012
A Christian peace activist in Syria is being held in prison on charges of “membership of a secret organization,” after a military tribunal said that she was a member of a group “spreading false information” about the government and giving moral support to insurgents in the city of Homs.
Yara Shammas was arrested on March 7, along with 9 other activists. She had been held for weeks in a prison controlled by Syria’s military secret services. Transferred to a prison in Damascus, she is now slated to remain behind bars there.
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