Free Obada Mzaik an American Citizen illegally detained in Syria
  • Petitioned Ambassador Robert ford

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Ambassador Robert ford
U.S. department of State
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; U.S. Department of State

Free Obada Mzaik an American Citizen illegally detained in Syria

    1. sawsan jabri
    2. Petition by

      sawsan jabri

      Ann Arbor, MI

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

      As freedom seeking Syrians and Syrian Americans, we were disturbed by the news that our friend Obada Mzaik, a Syrian American citizen, was illegally detained at Damascus airport, shortly after his arrival to Damascus on Jan/ 03/2012  coming from the U.S.

Obada Mzaik is 21 year, U.S. born American citizen of Syrian Descent, Studying Civil Engineering at AlYarmouk University- Damascus, Syria.  
Obada was detained by Syrian security forces at Damascus Airport, shortly after his arrival to Damascus, from Michigan; U.S. where he was visiting his family.  He stayed in Michigan for four months; during that time he was enrolled in Oakland community college in Detroit suburbs, studying English.

As stated by Obada's relatives, Obada was taken by the security forces to an unknown destination.

Obada’s family were unable to communicate with him since  his arrival to Damascus, and were denied any further information about him. The only fact they know is that he was detained by Security service agents in the airport and then was transferred to an unknown destination by the next day.

no charges or information were provided by the security officials against Obada.

As Syrians looking for freedom, we are outraged by the obscure circumstances surrounding Obada’s arrest, and we express our deep concern over his safety in the Syrian regime's custody.

We Ask the U.S. Department of state to press over the Syrian authority for the immediate and unconditional release of Obada Mzaik from detention in Syria.

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    • Ann Kincaid PALMYRA, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I have a son.. I wish these parents only the best and sending prayers for a quick reunion with their child.

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    • Ann Ivanich CHAMBERLAIN, SD
      • over 2 years ago

      He is someones child, brother, relative, friend, and a US citizen, who has been detained for no reason.

      I can not imagine the pain this family is going through not knowing where he is, how he is doing and I hope that he is unharmed.

      Please step in to protect his rights, and bring him home.

      My thoughts are with you all.

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    • Pat Bonneau-White LAS CRUCES, NM
      • over 2 years ago

      The detention of this young man makes no sense especially if he is not wanted by the Syrian authorities for a violation of Syrian law.

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    • Ivan White LAS CRUCES, NM
      • over 2 years ago

      The detention of this young man makes no sense especially if he is not wanted by the Syrian authorities for a violation of Syrian law.

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    • Reyad Jawech BLOOMFIELD, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      First he is a usa citizen. He went to syria because he wanted to check on his family. is that what is going on now every person scared for his family will be sent to jail. i am not only going to sign for opada but for every person i can. we have to put an end to this democracy

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