Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fate of the Detained Journalist Jihad Jamal

Local Coordination Committees in Syria
Concerns About the Fate of the Detained Journalist Jihad Jamal who is on a Hunger Strike: Recent news has come to light regarding the deteriorating health status of the detainee Jihad Jamal who is also know as "Milan" as he continues with his hunger strike in protest of his arbitrary detention. Milan was detained for the fourth time at Ninaz cafe in Damascus on March 3, 2012 by the Palestine military branch and was relocated to Military Branch No. 248 according to recently freed detainees. Milan began an open ended hunger strike on May, 14 2012 and is experiencing an increased deterioration of his health. He was a journalist who was known to cover news from the revolution and was previously detained three times for several months.

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