Fasting to #freeBassel
Fasting to #freeBasselNetizens rally around call to free a Syrian engineer.
Netizens are campaigning for the release of Palestinian-Syrian engineer Bassel Khartabil. [Photo from Flickr user joi / Creative Commons]
Activists have intensified their online campaign calling for the release of Palestinian-Syrian software engineer Bassel Khartabil after he was reportedly transferred from civilian detention to a military prison in Syria. Khartabil has been held without charge since March 15. His supporters say they now fear the prison transfer could mean a military trial and execution.