Syrian activist Michel Kilo (left) has been arrested just days after he wrote a endorsed a petition calling for Syria to improve its relations with Lebanon, according to the Syrian Organization for Human Rights.
His daughter says he was summoned by the security services, and he still hasn’t returned.
He has long supported Bashar’s reform process, and called for it to move on quickly. And he has criticised Syria’s involvement in Lebanon. He is a writer for anti-Syrian paper An-Nahar, which was run by Jubran Tueni who was killed in a car bomb in Beirut in December.
The Syrian Organisation for Human Rights, and its head Ammar Qurabi, have been one of the most balanced voices in Syria. They have called for reform and criticised the government – Ammar has been arrested for that – and they have also found the time to praise the government, and criticise pressure from the US, the UN and Lebanon.