Syria arrests anti-regime actor

2012-08-25 13:15

Beirut - Syrian security agents have arrested a television actor who opposes the Damascus regime, activists said on Saturday, a day after a prominent independent filmmaker disappeared.

Mohammed Omar Oso and members of his family were seized from their home in the upscale western Damascus district of Mazzeh, according to militant groups, including the Rally of Artists in Syria, which posted the information on Facebook.

The reports about Oso, who has starred in several popular television soap operas, could not be independently confirmed.

But activists have reported a number of arrests and attacks against prominent media and cultural figures since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's autocratic regime began in March last year.

On Friday, the Local Coordination Committees said that prominent independent film producer Orwa Nyrabia had gone missing after going to Damascus airport to catch a flight to Cairo, and was feared to have been arrested.

Media and the arts in Syria are heavily controlled by the government in Syria.

Nyrabia, who co-founded his own production company Proaction Film and a documentary festival in Syria known as DOX BOX, has often served on panels at film festivals in Europe and the Middle East.

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-25 14:03

    In Syria, there is no space for ANYONE opposed to assad's terrorist regime. They get arrested, beaten up, jailed, raped, tortured and too often.....murdered. This actor, is certainly not an exception, TENS OF THOUSANDS of Syrians have had the same experience!! And than some clowns, don't understand why the Syrian population has had enough of these asad criminals

  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-25 15:46

    Like the Apartheid regime.

      imam.madi.129 - 2012-08-26 11:22

      Do not be ashamed by your Jewishness, there is only a shame in being a zionist. We all know that u aand anton, are paid to post, while we post out of concern for peace loving Syrians who lose their lives as terrorists use them as human shield. I am not ashamed that I hate both assad strategies and his enemies love of war, I love Syrian civilians but I want them to shake off the western plot to use them in their fight against Iran.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-26 16:48

      Tragically delusional. I am not Jewish. You do not speak for everyone, notwithstanding what you allow your co-dependent Ego to tell you. You only speak for yourself. You're tragically delusional.

  • imam.madi.129 - 2012-08-25 17:31

    The government has nothing to gain from these arrests, only terrorist propagandists have an interest. They kidnap people and accuse the government to win sympathy from morons who are seating on their hands and can do nothing. You will hear more about use of chemical weapons just to induce NATO/ZIONISTS/WAHABI axis of evil to attack Syria. That will not work also, in the meantime just live us alone cant u see we busy killing terris. As for apartheid comparisons, well history tells us that NATO/ZIONISTS/west armed and protected apartheid as they shield client states everywhere in the world, so white washing history.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-25 20:43

      Imam supports the brutal, unelected dictator Bashar Assad who has openly referred to himself as the bloody surgeon of Syria, and who is using the Syrian people's own military to kill, detain, torture and rape tens of thousands of people, innocent Muslims wanting basic human rights and freedoms. His ignorance and denial are tragically sad.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-25 22:47

      Iman, ""The government has nothing to gain from these arrests,....."" Maybe you can just sms this through to this assad thug, assad Sr, had TENS OF THOUSANDS opposition members arrested, beaten up,jailed , raped, tortured , and THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS murdered An now his rotten son, is copying daddy. And now you say, he has nothing to gain!!!!!!!!!!! Well, it extended the life of the assads terrorists regimes !!

  • Shane Loxton - 2012-08-25 20:11

    I love the Apartheid, racist references the donkey has been beaten so many times its on its knees already and lost its emphases long time and find the only people who try use it in todays world are people with weak arguments. Someone tried it on me once, becuase i asked them to move out the doorway so people could get in all of a sudden i was a racist, so i asked if thats the case could he explain my non white wife? dead quite! so i said to him he was the racist as he looked at me and judged my by my skin color not on fact..... Shame.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-25 20:46

      For your information, the Apartheid government arrested, detained, tortured and killed many people who were merely expressing themselves. This was before it had the good sense to disband. Assad has done worse, is doing worse, and hasn't the good sense to stop.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-25 22:04

      Shame, I am trying to follow what you are saying; You wife is non White, someone called you a racist, and now no one can compare this assad with apartheid leaders, waht are you on about .....Shane

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-26 00:07

      Not boring to the Syrians and their families being detained, tortured and killed by the self-styled bloody surgeon of Syria. But you wouldn't know this, even though they're members of your own community. You're blinding yourself.

      Shane Loxton - 2012-08-26 11:35

      who i am, what i do for a living and where i am in the world makes your statement redundant Fred

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-26 12:53

      Shame, Who cares !! That I have a black lady as my wife and we have mixed race kids, does this mean nobody can criticize me??? GROWS UP, DON'T BE SO PATHETHICALLY CHILDISH !!! SHAME!

      Shane Loxton - 2012-08-26 15:52

      BWhahaha lovely Tony i forgot you South African have more mouth than soul or Intelligence carry on living in your dream world, there are none so blind as those who dont want to see,

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-26 16:51

      What you believe, think and say makes it completely plausible.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-26 17:04

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  • imam.madi.129 - 2012-08-25 21:14

    Fred will stop so low to justify selective interference in other people's lives. Few South Africans will take him seriously by trying to draw parallels between Assad and apartheid leaders. One thing for sure, the world over agrees that fred's own country, Israel is worse than apartheid south africa. His mentality that might is right indicates how intellectually poor he is.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-25 22:26

      ""the world over....."" You actually mean..... 'the small world of radicals.........'

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-26 00:10

      Actually, 166 of the countries on Earth have declared Assad an illegitimate leader and demanded he step down. Just 12 countries voted against this decision in the UN General Assembly several months ago. The vast majority of humans believe what Assad is doing is wrong.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-26 00:10

      My own country Israel? I'm not Israeli, or Jewish.

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