Ahed Al Hendi
Ahed Al Hendi is a dissident who fled Syria four years ago. As a student, he was imprisoned and tortured by Syrian authorities for establishing a secular anti-regime student organization. He is now the Arabic Programs Coordinator at CyberDissidents.org, a New York-based human rights organization that amplifies the voices of pro-democracy bloggers in the Middle East. Al Hendi was elected as one of nine executive officers of the Antalya Conference held in Turkey several months ago. He has held meetings with many members of Congress in order to highlight human rights abuses in his home country.He met with the secretary of State Hillary Clinton , and with John Baird the Canadian foreign affair minister in order to highlight the abuses of human rights in Syria. Al Hendi is in touch with a wide network of activists in Syria every day and writes frequently about democracy in the Middle East.

In the past, Al Hendi has worked with the Samir Kassir Foundation in Lebanon as its Syrian researcher. He has been interviewed by leading American journalistic organizations like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. His articles have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, The Daily Beast, and Reuters, and in Arabic dailies like Al Mustaqbal. Al Hendi was interviewed by Arabic channels such as Al Huraa, Russia Today Arabic, and Sawa and has also appeared on Bloomberg and Al Jazeera English.

Entries by Ahed Al Hendi

Can we Expel Assad Along with his Ambassadors?

(2) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 3:20 PM

This past November, 18 people, including two children, were killed in Syria by regime forces for participating in a nationwide protest under the banner, "The Day of Expelling Syrian Ambassadors." The pleas mixed with blood of my people, fell on the international community's deaf ear. Now, after six additional months...

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Syrian Threat:"Your Beautiful Face Will be Burned by Acid"

(1) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 9:50 AM

Twenty year-old Syrian activist, Hadeel Kouki, was beaten at her apartment yesterday by three men shortly after she received a piece of paper signed by Bashad Assad's thugs in Cairo. According to the medical report, signed by the doctor who examined her, she had bruises and wounds on her legs,...

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Syrian Dissidents: "One Day in Prison is Like a Year"

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2012 | 11:48 AM

The regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has been struggling mightily to portray Syrian Christians as staunch supporters of the government. But facts tell a different story. All Syrians, including Christians, are the victims of widespread repressive and intimidation by the Syrian regime.

Hadeel Kouki, for example, is a...

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