Lebanon: Amnesty International exhibition on Syria’s disappeared and abducted 30 August

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Lebanon: Amnesty International exhibition on Syria’s disappeared and abducted 30 August

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To mark the International Day of the Disappeared, Amnesty International is curating and launching “tens of thousands”, an art exhibition that seeks to highlight the plight of more than 75,000 people forcibly disappeared or abducted in Syria.

The exhibition will launch on the30 August 2017, 6:30pm at Station, Jisr el-Wati, Beirut.

All journalists are kindly invited to attend.

“Tens of thousands” features items left behind by the disappeared and missing, and highlights what these items now mean to their families.

The exhibition also features poems written by formerly detained Syrian poets and writers describing their experiences in Syrian detention facilities, as well as a collection of portraits by Syrian artist Azza Abou Rebieh, of women detainees she had been detained with.

The launch event will include:

  • Opening remarks by Amnesty International
  • “Lana and the rain”, storytelling by Syrian artist Dima Nashawi
  • Key note speech by Fadwa Mahmoud, Syrian human rights defender and co-founder of “Families for Freedom”. Fadwa is the wife of AbdulAziz al-Khayir, and mother of Maher Tahan, disappeared by the Syrian government in 2012.

For more information please contact:

Sara Hashash, MENA Media Manager in London

Email:[email protected], Mobile: 0044 7831 640170