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2009
22 Journalists killed
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0 Media assistants killed
Since 1 January
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143 Journalists imprisoned
9 Media assistants imprisoned
68 Cyberdissidents imprisoned
 
Syria - 4 journalists imprisoned

Ali Abdallah, Freelance journalist
Ali Abdallah, 57, contributes to several Arabic-language media including the daily newspapers al-Khalij and al-Arab. He was arrested yesterday at his home in the Damascus suburbs. He has fallen foul of the Syrian regime and been arrested on several previous occasions. He was imprisoned for six months in 2006 for criticising government policy including in an article in which he characterised the Syrian economy as “weak”.

Other cases


3 01 2008 - Fayez Sara, Freelance journalist

11 12 2007 - Akram Al-Bounni, freelance journalist

5 04 2009 - Farouk Hajji Mustafa, Journalist and writer