Release of Syrian Filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia
Orwa Nyrabia, the Syrian filmmaker who was abducted on August 23rd, was released by the Syrian government today. He had been taken by Military Security, but was turned over to a civilian court yesterday, which reviewed his case and freed him. Family members say that he is strong and in good spirits.
Recently, the Human Rights Film Network, of which Movies that Matter is a founding member, joined the Nyrabia family and the international community calling for the immediate release of friend and colleague Orwa Nyrabia. Read more.