Read this interesting personal account of Amjad Baiazy, the Syrian human rights and civil society activist, who was imprisoned by the Syrian authorities on May 12, 2011 and released on June 30, 2011. While in prison, Amajd Baiazy engaged in discussions with inmates on the myths and realities surrounding the Syrian revolution. In this personal account and analysis, Amjad Baiazy addresses the topics of sectarianism, start of the revolution in Daraa, role of Islamists and ‘conspiracy theories’.
Amjad Baiazy is a human rights and civil society activist with special focus on the Middle East. Currently he works at Amnesty International in UK. He carries several degrees in business and innovation, arts, human rights, media and politics. He worked as a project manager with Etana Press in Syria and as a researcher with think tanks in the UK and France focusing on socio-cultural and political topics. He is the founder of Arabesque society in London, focusing on dialogue on the Middle East, and works with NGOs around the world to promote peace and development.