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internetcensorsmallAmina Araf, an American-Syrian who blogged anonymously about the Syrian anti-government protests, was allegedly seized from the streets by armed men yesterday.

Araf’s ‘A Gay Girl in Damascus’ blog attracted a worldwide following.

She was walking with a friend when three men took her.

A blogger calling herself Rania O. Ismail, who claims to be Araf’s cousin, wrote on Araf’s blog: “One of the men then put his hand over Amina’s mouth and they hustled her into a red Dacia Logan with a window sticker of [former president] Basel Assad.”

It is estimated that around 1,000 civilians have been killed during the recent protests.


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