Posted by Alex on Thursday, August 7th, 2008
Posted by Alex
Syrian economist and highly respected reformer Aref Dalileh who has been serving a 10 years sentence in jail since 2001 has been released following a presidential pardon.
افرجت السلطات السورية اليوم الخميس "بموجب عفو رئاسي" عن المعارض عارف دليلة المعتقل منذ سبع سنوات حسب ما ذكر رئيس المنظمة الوطنية لحقوق الانسان عمار القربي لوكالة فرانس برس.
Dalileh's lawyer Mohhamad Alhosny told Reuters Aref Dalileh is now with his family at their home in Latakia.
First reaction from my friend Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy:
“He was one of the most inspirational people I met on that first trip to Damascus – I absolutely loved talking to him even though I usually hate economy and talking about it.”