Civil society activists, media and humanitarian workers have been particularly targeted for their work since the beginning of the Syrian uprising. Many have been arrested or abducted by either government forces and pro-government militias or by non-state armed groups.
Today several human rights organisations come together in a joint initiative to campaign for their release.
Free Syria’s Silenced Voices sheds light on their plight by gathering factual information on their situations. The campaign was launched with 37 emblematic cases; since then new cases have been regularly added.