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The Web Petitions to Free Syrian Artist Youssef Abdelke

by Clara Olshansky on August 1, 2013
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Signatures are flying to free Youssef Abdelke, an imprisoned Syrian artist. Along with his wife’s private email petition, a Facebook campaign started by Arab and International Artists and Intellectuals has gained upwards of 1,200 supporters. Its mission: “We, Arab and International artists and intellectuals, call upon the Syrian authorities to free the internationally renowned Syrian artist Youssef Abdelke immediately. Our eyes remain open watching your attempts to suppress creative souls, until the day comes when you realize that art and creativity are enlightenment.”

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