Bassel Khartabil was detained in Syria on March 15, 2012. He remains not free to this day. Before his detention I met him twice at international conferences, and I immediately recognized him as a colleague and as an ally.
If he is a stranger to you, I encourage you to learn more about him. His website bassel.ws has been offline but a snapshot was taken by the Internet Archive on Jan 6, 2012. His works are about Art, Commons, Movies, Web, and Free Culture — that is how he categorized his posts on his blog. It is truly sad that a person who is working to help ideas and information flow freely is himself imprisoned apparently for no reason.
This is injustice to him and to all who work like him. Bassel must be freed, so will we.
Please sign the letter at freebassel.org.
請上網站 freebassel.org 簽署聲援信。