Syrian woman raised in jail arrested

Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is pictured in central London on October 17, 2013“Maria Bahjar Shaabo was born in jail in 1988, while her mother was serving a four-year sentence for her political activism. On Sunday, Maria was arrested,” said Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Maria was detained when she tried to return to Syria from neighbouring Lebanon, after visiting her mother who had been taking part in a medical conference. “She was arrested on the Syrian side of the border by the intelligence,” said Abdel Rahman.

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