Jailing Bassel

Bassel sent this tweet just weeks before his own arrest. It would read like dramatic irony if not for the real tragedy that Syria has suffered.

Of course, Bassel’s arrest did not last months, but rather years. He was detained on March 15, 2012. Then one year ago he was taken from Adra Prison in Damascus and disappeared for good.

Bassel did not want to be a hero. But for us he became one.

Our efforts to find and free Bassel continue at freebassel.org.

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Christopher Adams is a writer, publisher, and software developer. He works on free software and free culture, and specializes in photography and web technologies.

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