Prominent Syria activist Mazen Darwish freed: Wife

AFP , Monday 10 Aug 2015

Mazen Darwish
File Photo: Lucie Morillon, head of research at French watchdog Reporters without Borders, holds a banner depicting Syrian human rights activist Mazen Darwish during a protest against violence in Syria, in Paris, Saturday, October 20, 2012. (photo: AP)

Prominent Syrian rights activist Mazen Darwish has been released from jail in Syria after more than three years in prison pending a verdict in his case later this month, his wife told AFP Monday.

"He has been freed ahead of a final verdict in his case on August 21," Darwish's wife Yara Bader said.

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