The Syrian government Re-arrest the writer Ali Abdullah, Prior to his Release in a New Opinion Case Related to his criticism of Iran’s Suppression of Pro-democracy Protests
June 19th, 2010.
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information said today, that the Syrian government re-arrested the opposed Syrian writer, and one of the members of the Secretariat of Damascus Declaration “Ali Abdullah who was supposed to be released on last Wednesday, June 16th , 2010, after imprisonment sentence for thirty months, on the background of the charges of “Demoralize the public-publishing false news that weaken the nation”.
Abdullah was one of the twelve detainees who signed Damascus Declaration that calls for a democratic change in Syria. Abdullah was arrested on December 17th, 2007 and the criminal court sentenced them in October, 2008 to two years and half imprisonment
In June 2009, from the prison, of “Adra” where Abdullah is imprisoned, he praised the Lebanese elections and criticized the absence of democracy and the imprisonment of all those who call for reform in Syria.As well as; he criticized the Suppression of the Iranian forces to the reformers’ demonstrations at this time. As a result to that, the military prosecutor in Syria detained him in the day of releasing him, and sent him to Damascus Central Prison in the area of (Adra). Abdullah was accused of the same charges “spreading false news that demoralize the nation”, in addition to a new charge “strained the relations with a foreign country.”
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information,said”even the Syrian prisoners were not saved from the restrictions on freedom of expression inside prisons. The Syrian government should desist such hostility to freedom of opinion and expression, and open a serious dialogue with the Syrian opposition regarding reform ways in Syria. Acept the right of difference in opinion, and criticism as a democratic value that can not be condoned”.