Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi said to have been released

Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi said to have been released

Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi, who was arrested on December 4th on charges that could carry a prison sentence of anywhere from three to 15 years, is said to have been released.

The Facebook page calling for the blogger and activist’s release announced that she was expected to be freed, according to Syrian lawyer Razan Zaitouneh.

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It wasn’t until the blogger’s sister, Nadine Ghazzawi, tweeted that her family is on their way to pick her up, that it was confirmed that she has in fact been released after exactly two weeks in detention.

It’s safe to assume that, as in the case of Anas Maarawi, Ghazzawi is still facing the charges that have been brought against her.

Ghazzawi is one of the few Syrian bloggers using her real name online, and most recently was using her blog to document human rights violations by Syrian authorities in the past year.

The hashtag used since her arrest, #FreeRazan, is now buzzing with news of her release, while some are choosing a more cautious approach, warning against an early celebration.

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