Syria – Third anniversary of the Bashar al-Assad regime’s imprisonment of Mazen Darwish, the human rights defender (February 17, 2015)


France draws attention the fact that the Syrian human rights defender, lawyer and journalist Mazen Darwish has been imprisoned for three years by the Damascus regime. He is being arbitrarily detained for testifying to the regime’s human rights violations. To date, his trial has been postponed six times.

Mazen Darwish’s detention is a further illustration of the regime’s contempt for justice and human rights.

France calls for the immediate release of Mazen Darwish and all political prisoners held in the regime’s prisons.