Journalist Lina Ibrahim freed

Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release of Lina Ibrahim, a journalist with the pro-government newspaper Tishreen.

The news was reported today on Facebook by a support group that had been calling for her release ever since her abduction on 25 October in the Damascus suburb of Harasta.

It was confirmed by other sources, which said she had been held by the mukhabarat (intelligence services) in Al-Khatib.

Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal to the Syrian authorities to immediately release all the journalists and bloggers who are currently detained, as well as all the other people who have been arrested since the start of the wave of protests, as stipulated in the agreement that President Bashar Al-Assad signed with the Arab League.

Read RSF’s full report here.