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Al Waref  Institute for the Release of Blogger Tal al-Mallouhii!

Al Waref Institute is joining the The World Youth Movement for Democracy 's appeal for the release of young Syrian Blogger, Tal al-Mallouhi, who is only 19 years of age. Her mother said that security agents arrested Tal in December and confiscated her computer and since then she “has not heard from her.”

Her arrest was seen in the Arab blogosphere as “indiscriminate repression in Syria.”

Mallouhi’s mother wrote to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stating that she had "knocked at every door in vain" to search for answers about her daughter and the reasons for her arrest.

In a letter released by the independent Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Molohi’s mother also expressed that she cannot describe the “disaster that has befallen our family and what we're suffering” adding that her daughter is “young and does not understand anything about politics.” "One security branch promised me that my daughter would be set free before the advent of the blessed month of Ramadan. But Ramadan is almost over," she added.

Reuters reports “In the absence of print media not controlled by the government, the Internet has become the main outlet for the expression of independent views in Syria, where political opposition has been banned and emergency law in place since the Baath party took power in 1963.”

The World Youth Movement for Democracy values freedom of expression and denounces any form of suppression of such freedom.

The World Youth Movement for Democracy is a network that aims to support the development of sustainable democracy movements by empowering the next generation of democracy activists. The network raises awareness of the difficult environments preventing youth from actively participating in democracy. Thus, we are in solidarity with Tal al-Maolouhi, an exceptional young person who uses her writing skills to express her ideas.

Let us call on the Syrian authorities to release Tal al-Mallouhi immediately and unconditionally.

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