Syria

Adbul Raheem Kour Hassan

01 April 2013

The death of Adbul Raheem Kour Hassan, former director of broadcasting at Watan FM, was announced to his family on April 1, 2013 by the Syrian officials. They did not offer details on the circumstances or exact date of his death. The journalist had been arrested in January in Damascus, according to the local opposition station Watan FM.

Hassan died while being held at Palestine Branch, a feared prison of Syria's Military Intelligence Security that is known for the severe abuse of prisoners, according to Watan FM. The station, local opposition groups, and press freedom groups including the Syrian Journalists Association said he had been tortured to death.

Source. CPJ