Anas Maarawi is Free! Thank you all for your support!

Anas is Free!
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On Sunday, 28th of August 2011, Syrian Blogger, Developer, and Entrepreneurs was freed after spending 59 days in detention.

في يوم الأحد، الثامن والعشرين من آب عام 2011، تم اطلاق سراح المدون، المطور، ورائد الأعمال السوري أنس المعراوي، بعد أن قضى 59 يوماً محتجزاً.

His first tweet after being released: https://twitter.com/#!/anasonline/status/107792430912389120
أول تويت لأنس بعد إطلاق سراحة: https://twitter.com/#!/anasonline/status/107792430912389120


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****************************** Detained for 59 days (since July 1st, 2011) ****************************
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Support the campaign to free Syrian blogger, developer, and entrepreneur Anas Maarawi (details at the bottom).

Here's what you can do:
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1- Like and share the Facebook page: http://is.gd/itjb4W
2- Use #FreeAnas on Twitter
3- If you have an active blog, put a banner: http://is.gd/urkIod
4- Wear the Twibbon: http://is.gd/mm1AWM (or just put one of the campaign banners http://is.gd/urkIod as your profile picture on FB and Twitter)
5- Up vote on HackerNews http://is.gd/g9TBBb and Reddit http://is.gd/37R9S3 - Let the world know!
6- Fill in this pleading message and send it to organisations/media/people or anyone else who can support:
----------> Arabic http://t.co/0qsGHyn
----------> English http://t.co/FMQihXg
7- Tell your friends to do the same...

Latest photos and news can be found on http://freeanas.wordpress.com and http://is.gd/Q8Up0G

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Who is Anas Maarawi? (Arabic من هو أنس المعراوي)


Details:
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Syrian blogger Anas Maarawi was detained on Friday 1-7-2011 in Kafarsousah, Damascus. No information about him ever since.

Syrian bloggers’ campaign to free fellow blogger Anas Maarawi.

Anas Maarawi is an admirable man. He founded http://ardroid.com, the first Arabic website specialized in Android OS for smartphones. We stand in solidarity with him and demand that the Syrian authorities release him at once.

اعتقل المدون السوري أنس المعراوي تعسفياً يوم الجمعة 1-7-2011 في كفرسوسة, دمشق. ولا يعلم عنه شيء حتى الآن. هذه حملة أطلقها المدونون والمدونات في سوريا للمطالبة بحرية زميلهم المعتقل أنس معراوي.

أنس المعراوي من خيرة الشباب السوريين وهو مؤسس موقع أردرويد، أول موقع عربي متخصص بنظام تشغيل أندرويد للهواتف الذكية. نحن هنا نتضامن معه ونطالب السلطات السورية بإطلاق سراحه فوراً ودون تأخير تطبيقاً لرفع قانون الطوارئ.

Media Coverage:
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NOTE: WE DO NOT APPROVE that fact that some of these blogs are calling Anas an Online and a Political activist, Anas is a developer and an entrepreneur.

- The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (الشبكة العربية لمعلومات حقوق الإنسان): http://www.anhri.net/?p=35477

- BBC Arabic (بي بي سي): http://www.bbc.co.uk/arabic/middleeast/2011/07/110708_syria_latest.shtml (last paragraph)
- Reporters without Borders (مراسلون بلا حدود) http://en.rsf.org/syria-regime-steps-up-information-war-12-07-2011,40630.html

- ThreatenedVoices (GlobalVoices): http://threatened.globalvoicesonline.org/blogger/anas-maarawi
- GlobalVoices (أصوات عالمية): http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/07/09/syria-bloggers-rally-for-anas-maarawi/
-GlobalVoices (أصوات عالمية) [arabic]: http://ar.globalvoicesonline.org/2011/07/12/11956/

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