Noura Ghazi

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Noura Ghazi in 2011.

Noura Ghazi (نورة غازي) also Noura Ghazi al-Safadi ( نورة غازي الصفدي ) was born September 30 1981 in Damascus, Syria. She is a Syrian lawyer. Her husband, Bassel disappeared in Syria in 2014.[1]

Life[change | change source]

Ghazi's father was an activist for workers. When Ghazi was five years old, her father was sent to prison by the Supreme Court of State Security.[2] Noura Ghazi studied law at Damascus University.[2]

Work[change | change source]

Ghazi became a human rights lawyer in 2004.[3] She defends people who are in jail because they are prisoners of conscience in Syria.[4]

Ghazi's husband Bassel Khartabil (Arabic: باسل خرطبيل‎), or Bassel Safadi (Arabic: باسل صفدي‎), a Syrian-Palestinian who wrote open-source software, was arrested on March 15, 2012.[5] They were married at Adra prison on January 7, 2013.[6][7]

While Bassel was in prison, from 2012-2015, Ghazi wrote a book about him called Waiting. Bassel translated the book into English.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Document".
  2. 2.0 2.1 Amnistía Internacional Sección Española (11 March 2016). "La carretera de la prisión de Adra". Amnistía Internacional España - Derechos Humanos.
  3. "Security Check Required".
  4. "Laura Boldrini". Laura Boldrini.
  5. "Offline: Bassel (Safadi) Khartabil". Electronic Frontier Foundation.
  6. "Document".
  7. "FREEBASSEL - An interview with activist lawyer Noura Ghazi".
  8. "Waiting by Noura Ghazi Safadi (eBook) - Lulu".

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