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Syria frees iconic blogger Ghazzawi

Authorities in Syria free blogger Razan Ghazzawi – a symbol of the 11-month uprising – and six other female activists arrested last week

AFP , Monday 20 Feb 2012
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Six women were released on Saturday, but were ordered to report to police daily in order to continue their questioning, in addition to Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi, the lawyer, Anwar Bunni, told AFP on Monday. They were part of a group of 14 activists people arrested Thursday in a raid on the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression, a group headed by rights activist Mazen Darwish.

Darwish and the others remain in custody, Bunni said, adding that police were investigating origins of information used by the centre, as well as its sources of funding.

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