Syrian security forces arrest prominent opposition figure
A prominent Syrian opposition figure was arrested in a suburb of Damascus on Friday, according to witnesses and his wife, as further protests erupted across the country.
Riad Seif was arrested during protests close to the Al Hasan mosque in Maydan, a suburb of the capital. His wife, Pelican Mourad, told CNN: “His nephew witnessed Riad being arrest among tens of other protesters and taken in a bus.”
Mourad added that her husband was released from prison only last August. He had been arrested in January 2008 for convening a meeting of what was called the “Damascus Declaration,” a pro-democracy group.