Noura Al Jizawi ورة آل Jizawi

994 Noura Aljizawi a prominent human rights activist who was abducted by the Syrian Security on March 28, 2012 as she went to a transit depot. At the time of her arrest she was caring papers, cameras, and phones that were being used in preperation for nonviolent protests. Several activist were arrested after Noura was taken. Noura has been held incommunicado detention at an unknown location where her lawyers and family have been unable to talk or see her.  This was yet another forced disappearance perpetrated by the Assad regime to control peaceful protesters. 

There is a concern that during her detention she has been tortured and coerced to confess crimes that she has not committed. Please help free Noura along with her friends and colleagues. Help release Noura today

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People in Syria tell us that raising the profile of a prisoner of conscience holds the regime accountable — because they know the world is aware that they have this detainee in custody. When a prisoner is held incommunicado, and no one is raising the detainee’s name, this puts the person at extraordinary risk.

While we’ve written a suggested letter below, feel free to modify it or add to it in your own words. Personalized letters from the heart can help provoke people to action. Mentioning a prisoner by name and detention date helps increase a letter’s effectiveness.

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Subject: Noura Aljizawi

Your Letter:

To the relevant authorities:

I  request the unconditional, immediate release of Noura Aljizawi from detention in Syria’s security system.

Noura Aljizawi a prominent human rights activist was abducted by the Syrian Security on March 28, 2012 as she was going to transit depot. Noura is now being held incommunicado detention at an unknown location.

Noura’s family has not been able to communicate with her and is concerned about her safety. It is believed that Noura is in urgent need of medical treatment and legal advice that she has been unable to receive. Arbitrary detention is illegal according to Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, endorsed by Syria in 1969 and 1976.

In addition, I remind you that torture is illegal in Syria, according to Article 28 (3) of the Syrian Constitution. The Penal Code of Syria stipulates punishment for anyone inflicting torture.

I hold the Syrian government responsible for the safe return of Noura Aljizawi. I further request that all prisoners of conscience should be released immediately and unconditionally.

Sincerely,

Please X the names of institutions to which you wish to forward a copy of your letter; the Arab League____, the United Nations Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry on Syria____, and the Minister of Justice Judge Tayseer Qala Awwad in Syria______.