The Syrian Virtual War

Muhanad Al-Hasani, a soft spoken lawyer and the president of the Syrian Human Rights Organization (SHRO) did not grow up surfing the internet. But the latest addiction among young Syrians may be the only thing that will allow him to breathe fresh air outside the prison cell where he currently languishes.  The imprisonment of Muhanad Al-Hasani, the latest Syrian activists thrown to jail, has triggered an internet campaign in the form of on-line petition that offers a withering critique of Syria’s human rights record. While in the west, petitions are an everyday occurrence; in Syria you can use your life for signing one. Still, signatures from Syria remained visible in the past few days. Continue reading “The Syrian Virtual War”