Syria: Free Activist Nour Al-Shilo

20.11.20

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) expresses its deepest concern over the fate of civil society activist Nour Al-Shilo, who has been detained incommunicado for over two months, after being arrested on 15 September 2020 by an armed militant faction. 

Al-Shilo is a civil activist and journalist, born in 1992, and is the breadwinner mother of three children from the city of Atareb in the western countryside of Aleppo. She was arrested by Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), an extremist armed faction operating in northern Syria near the border with Turkey. HTS, who is raising absurd charges against Al-Shilo is infamous for committing extrajudicial executions of innocent citizens, including activists

Al-Shilo has been known for her humanitarian and human right work, she worked for a number of local media outlets as well as women's rights organizations in the countryside of Aleppo and Idlib.

A number of women rights group and women human rights defenders have initiated a petition calling for her freedom.