07 Jun '11, 3pm

Blogger of A Gay Girl in Damascus Is Missing; Abducted By Armed Men

Blogger of A Gay Girl in Damascus Is Missing; Abducted By Armed Men

Syrian blogger Amina Arraf , who blogs under the name Amina Abdullah and whose blog A Gay Girl in Damascus has readers all over the world, has been missing since Monday night. She and a friend were going to see a person involved with the Local Coordinating Committee when Amina was seized by three armed men. Her cousin, Raina O. Ismail, wrote the following on Amina's blog : One of the men then put his hand over Amina's mouth and they hustled her into a red Dacia Logan with a window sticker of Basel Assad. The witness did not get the tag number. She promptly went and found Amina's father. The men are assumed to be members of one of the security services or the Baath Party militia. Amina's present location is unknown and it is unclear if she is in a jail or being held elsewhere in Damascus. Amina's father has been "desperately trying to find out where she is and who has taken...

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care2.com 07 Jun '11, 10pm

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