News reached us Sunday evening, 4 Dec 2011, that human rights activist Razan Ghazzawi News reached us Sunday evening, 4 Dec 2011, that human rights activist Razan Ghazzawi was detained by Syrian security at the border with Jordan as she was on her way to participate in a workshop in Amman for defenders of freedom of the press in the Arab world.
We need to take action to demand the release of Razan and all political prisoners in Syria.
What can YOU do?
1. Write an email or send a fax to your local politician, Foreign Minister, members of parliament of congress. Use the internet to find their contact details or see this list of emails. Razan is an American Citizen - See here for a list of US Embassies to contact demanding they take urgent action.
2. Use your profile photo to draw attention to Razan's arrest and the plight of all prisoners in Syria via Twibbon or you can use this image, or make your own
3. Use the tag #FreeRazan to share links, videos, news from #Syria - keep attention levels UP, don't let this important news be overpowered by other stories and fade from view. Here's some US Twitter users that you could message: @AlecJRoss @RobatState @KrisAtState @AnnatState @State_DRL @SlaughterAM @USEmbassySyria @USEmbassyJordan @StateDept
4. Post news and links to FaceBook, blog, forums, and in comments on videos and news posts about Syria. If you write, please write about this issue. Search FaceBook for other pages or groups where you can post messages or links to raise awareness.
5. Schedule tweets for when you can't be online - use Dlvr IT for feeds or Buffer for individual tweets
6. Join the new Free Razan FaceBook page and share the page with all your friend
7. Continue Red's work! She fought for the rights and freedom of all detained Syrians, you can help by doing the same. Don't let Razan's arrest remove all those other victims from the spotlight, too. Check the #Syria tag on Twitter - but watch out for trolls! Look at @Mar15Syria timeline or website for example, or see the latest Syria tweets here.
8. Learn from her example. Razan had a contingency plan shared with close trusted friends, of what to do in case of her arrest. They mobilizxed as soon as they heard the news, locking down her FaceBook page, securing her email, blog and Twitter, then posting messages explaining their actions. Should you or anyone you know do the same?
9. If you have more ideas, please share them here!