Human Rights Activist Disappeared While Leaving Syria
Alkarama for Human Rights
calls on Syria to abolish its State of Emergency, which has plagued the
country with human rights violations for more than forty years. The
recent arrest of Kamal Sheikho serves only to reinforce the custom of
repression in Syria.
23 2010, Kamal Sheikho, a human rights activist and journalist, was
disappeared by Syrian security forces at \\\'Jedeidat Yabus\\\' border
crossing en route from Damascus to Beirut. Alkarama subsequently sent
his case to the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
today requesting its intervention.
Sheikho, 32, is a member of the Committees for the Defense of
Democratic Liberties and Human Rights in Syria. In June 2010, he published interviews on the "All4Syria"
website, with three previously imprisoned (now released) signatories of
the Damascus Declaration: Akram Al-Bunni, Jabr Al-Shawki and Waleed
expresses its deepest concerns regarding Kamal Sheikho\\\'s disappearance,
which came simply as a result of his work as a journalist.