December 5, 2011 by staff
Razan Ghazzawi, On Sunday evening, Dec 4th, the world learned of yet another crime that the Assad regime in Syria has committed against human rights and freedom and dignity. Prominent Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi has been arrested while on her way to a media conference in Jordan. Her crime was to blog under her real name about the thousands of human rights violations committed by the Assad regime, and for standing up not just for Syrian freedom, but for Palestinian freedom, Kurdish freedom, Iranian freedom, media freedom, and human freedom.
Razan Ghazzawi is a US citizen. Without giving in to the “American Savior” mindset, we must exploit this fact in order to get the United States to put pressure on the Assad regime. At the very least, Bashar Al Assad must know that we know Razan is in his hands, and that we will hold him accountable for every hair on her head. So what can you do to demand the release of Razan and of every Syrian prisoner?
1. Write an email or send a fax to your local politician, Foreign Minister, members of parliament of congress. Use the internet to find their contact details or see this list of emails. Razan is an American Citizen – See herefor a list of US Embassies to contact demanding they take urgent action.
2. Use your profile photo to draw attention to Razan’s arrest and the plight of all prisoners in Syria via Twibbon or you can use this image, or make your own.
3. Use the tag #FreeRazan to share links, videos, news from #Syria – keep attention levels UP, don’t let this important news be overpowered by other stories and fade from view
4. Post news and links to FaceBook, blog, forums, and in comments on videos and news posts about Syria. If you write, please write about this issue.
5. Schedule tweets for when you can’t be online – use Dlvr IT for feeds or Buffer for individual tweets. Also, Razan’s twitter account is currently being managed by her friends and supporters. Follow her if you’re not already @RedRazan for important updates.
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