The young Razan Zeitouneh mostly represents political prisoners. Before the crisis in Syria erupted in the spring of 2011 she could do her work in a relatively calm environment. When the authorities started to arrest more and more people, Razan too, feared being arrested. Since the start of the uprising, the security forces have been harassing her continuously. On 30 April 2011, the security agencies searched for Razan but could not find her; after that they tried to arrest her husband (Wa’il al-Hamada). When he escaped, his younger brother (Abdel Rahman al-Hamada) was arrested in his place.
On 12 May 2011, the security forces searched the home of Razan Zeitouneh. Again, they couldn’t find her, but this time they did arrest her husband. It is possible that the brothers were arrested to force Razan to surrender to the authorities. Razan’s parents too have been forced to go into hiding to avoid arrest.
Today, 9 December 2018, marks five years since the disappearance of lawyer Razan Zaitouneh. Together with her husband and two colleagues, Razan Zaitouneh disappeared on 9 December 2013 in Douma, after a group of armed men stormed the office of the Violations Documentation Center.Read more
Today, 9 December 2017, marks four years since the disappearance of lawyer Razan Zaitouneh. Together with her husband and two colleagues, Razan Zaitouneh disappeared on 9 December 2013 in Douma, after a group of armed men stormed the office of the Violations Documentation Center.Read more
Since human rights lawyer Razan Zaitouneh, her husband and two colleagues were abducted on 9 December 2013, no one has heard of them. Today, exactly three years after their disappearance, fifty-six organizations, Lawyers for Lawyers amongst them, called for their immediateRead more
On 4 October 2016, 31 organizations, including Lawyers for Lawyers, called for the immediate release of Human Rights Lawyer Khalil Ma’touq and his assistant, Mohamed Thatha. The two men disappeared four years ago, on 2 October 2012. Ma’touq, director of the SyrianRead more