Syrian opposition activist Michel Kilo has been released from prison.
He was sentenced for three years in 2007 for leading the Beirut-Damascus Declaration – a document which called for major reforms in Syria.
Kilo was critical of Syria’s role in Lebanon pre-2005 and angry at the collapse in Syrian-Lebanese relations after the Hariri killing. He also called for changes inside Syria too.
He has written for the Lebanese anti-Syrian newspaper An-Nahar which was run by Jubran Tueni who was killed in a car bomb in Beirut.
Kilo left Adra prison in Damascus at midnight last thursday, and was then held by the security services. They, too, have now released him.
A total of five journalists are in prison in Syria.