Syria: CIVICUS calls for immediate release of journalist Fayez Sara

"Arbitrary arrests, detentions and intimidation of activists, journalists and political opponents in Syria by security forces and members of the intelligence unit is no way to respond to legitimate calls for reforms by citizens in Syria," said Netsanet Belay, Policy and Research Director for CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation. "We call on the Syrian authorities to immediately release Mr. Fayez Sara and the many activists and journalists arrested, to stop using live ammunition on protesters and allow the wounded unfettered access to medical care."