Tamer Turkmane

“My message to the families of our martyrs and their loved ones is that we are your children, and brothers and sisters, your missed family will remain forever in our hearts, for they have perished so we may live, and exalt their sacrifice…I heartily apologize to those martyrs I could not find pictures of toContinue reading “Tamer Turkmane”

Khalil Maatouk

Khalil Maatouk, a lawyer and human rights defender, was born in 1959 in Talkalakh, Homs. A graduate of Damascus University, he has had a storied career defending political prisoners from regime injustices, and advocating for human rights and social justice in Syria. He has represented thousands of Syrians legally- from political opponents of the regime,Continue reading “Khalil Maatouk”

Samar Yazbek

Samar Yazbek is a Syrian journalist and writer born in 1970 in Jableh, Syria. Prior to the revolution she was known for writing movie and TV series scripts while working for Syrian state TV. She also wrote for Al-Hayat newspaper, the newspaper of record for the Arab diaspora, for 10 years.  When the revolution erupted, she bravedContinue reading “Samar Yazbek”

Anwar Al Bunni

Anwar Al Bunni is a prominent human rights lawyer who has three decades’ experience of holding the Syrian regime to account for its human rights abuses through the legal system. Al Bunni was born in 1959 to a Christian family in Hama. Prior to the completion of his legal training he had worked as aContinue reading “Anwar Al Bunni”

Hanadi Zahlout

Hanadi Zahlout is a writer and activist from the coastal city of Latakia. Her work began years before the revolution where she was active in circles promoting social justice and as an advocate for women and children’s rights. She often wrote under an alias to circumvent the restrictions placed on journalists and the danger theyContinue reading “Hanadi Zahlout”

Amina Khoulani

Amina Khoulani is one of the founders of Families for Freedom @FamiliesSyria, a women-led Syrian movement calling for the release of detainees, and for justice. She is from the predominantly agricultural town of Daraya, on the outskirts of Damascus. Prior to the revolution, she worked as a history teacher in a secondary school in theContinue reading “Amina Khoulani”

Atef Nanoua

Atef Nanoua is the co-founder and the executive director of Mulham volunteering team, a NPO aiming at providing aid to IDP in Syria and Syrian refugees living in camps of the neighboring countries. Atef was born in the coastal city of Jableh.  In March 2011 and with the start of the Syrian revolution, Atef participatedContinue reading “Atef Nanoua”

Osama Al-Rifai

“The spark spurted out, and after the first drop of blood, we all became revolutionaries. In the eyes of the regime, we were all terrorists”. Osama Al-Rifai is a Syrian media activist. He lost his mother at the age of 8 and grew up with his father, his sisters and his brother. In 2011, at theContinue reading “Osama Al-Rifai”

Amir Al Muarri

“I want to express what I’m seeing,” said the rapper. “The people all support me.” Amir Al- Muarri, is a rapper from the northwest of Syria. Named after his hometown of Maarat al Numan, he reflects its values as a bastion of a Syrian revolution that rallied not only against dictatorship and tyranny, but extremism,Continue reading “Amir Al Muarri”

Hakam Drak al Sibai

Hakam Drak al Sibai was born on 27 July 1986 in Homs, Syria. He was his family’s only son and was extremely close to his only sister Hanadi. He was known among family and friends for being generous to a fault, going out of his way to help others. He was his grandmother’s favorite grandson,Continue reading “Hakam Drak al Sibai”


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