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Palestinian journalist arrested in Syria

07-14-2010 17:24 BJT

GAZA, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Syrian authorities arrested a Palestinian journalist after he arrived in Damascus, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate said Wednesday.

The syndicate said in a statement that Bassam Darouish, a journalist based in Gaza, travelled to Syria on July 4 and was arrested by the Syrian intelligence two days after his arrival.

Darouish's wife and his four children were travelling with him, but Egyptian authorities prevented his wife from leaving Gaza through Rafah crossing point.

The syndicate said it has contacted the Arab Journalists Union and other Syrian press associations and urged them to work on releasing Darouish immediately.

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Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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