Release Political Prisoners!

URGENT: Pregnant Mother Taken Hostage by Syrian Security Forces – Demand Release of Magdalene AbuKhrub!

Magdalene AbuKhrub of Nawa village, Dara, Syria is a 35-year-old mother who is also currently pregnant. She was taken hostage and imprisoned on 17 March 2012 by Assad’s regime, which is trying to pressure her brothers to turn themselves in.

It is urgent that she be immediately and unconditionally released. Take action for Magdalene now.

TAKE ACTION: Write for Magdalene AbuKhrub:
Please use the below sample letter to urgently demand the immediate and unconditional release of Magdalene AbuKhrub. The mail should be addressed to the Syrian Embassy in Washington DC, with copies to international foreign ministries worldwide as well as media outlets. Addresses appear below the sample letter.


To the relevant authorities:

I am writing to urgently demand the IMMEDIATE and UNCONDITIONAL release of Magdalene AbuKhrub, a pregnant mother, from arbitrary detention in Syria’s security system.

Magdalene AbuKhrub has been illegally detained as a hostage in order to pressure her brothers to turn themselves in, in violation of all relevant national and international laws. Arbitrary detention is illegal according to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 7. Syria signed this Covenant on 21 April, 1969.

We remind the Syrian regime that torture is illegal in Syria, both under international law as well as according to Article 28 (3) of the Syrian Constitution. The Penal Code of Syria stipulates punishment for anyone inflicting torture on a person. Syria’s security system is thus fully responsible for the safety, health and physical and psychological well-being of Magdalene AbuKhrub, with special consideration for her state of maternity.

I hold Bashar Assad and the Syrian regime exclusively responsible for the safe return of Magdalene AbuKhrub, and for all prisoners of conscience and political prisoners currently held in Syria’s detention and prison system. All such detainees should be released immediately and without condition.

[Your Name]

ADDRESSES (copy & paste into your email address line):

To (Syrian Embassy in Washington DC):

cc (Foreign Ministries worldwide):,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

cc (various media outlets):,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Here are some additional addresses to send your appeals to. They include Syrian embassies around the world, the Syrian Mission to the UN, and several offices of the Arab League. (Many thanks to John Burke for these additional addresses):,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Syrian embassy, Great Britan Contact Form

* News of abduction of Magdalene AbuKhrub provided by Dr. Mohja Kahf.



No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Sign the Petition!

Sign the petition to demand an end to the Assad regime, protection for Syrian revolutionary people, and accountability of responsible international organizations.

25 September Protest at Embassy of Syria, Washington DC

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

%d bloggers like this: