Syrian rights defender Atassi released from prison

By REUTERS
April 4, 2011 11:28

AMMAN - Syrian authorities have released prominent human rights defender Suhair al-Atassi, one of her lawyers said on Monday.

Atassi, who was dragged by her hair and arrested in Marjeh Square in Damascus the March 16 silent protest to demand release of political prisoners, was released just before midnight on Sunday, the lawyer said.


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