My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Syria jails human rights lawyer for 3 years...

Gee, will there be demonstration against this???
A Syrian court on Sunday jailed for three years a human rights lawyer who worked for Amnesty International for "publishing false information," rights groups said, condemning the ruling.

"The military court on Sunday sentenced Haytham al-Maleh to three years in prison on charges of spreading false information liable to undermine the morale of the nation," the non-governmental organisations said in a joint statement.

Maleh was arrested in Damascus on October 14 last year, and was investigated by the military court over "articles he had written."

The lawyer had been imprisoned from 1980 to 1986, along with a large number of trade unionists, activists and political opponents for demanding constitutional reforms.


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