Syrian authorities have released iconic blogger and human rights activist Razan Ghazzawi along with other six women, AFP reported. They were part of a group of 14 activists arrested in a raid on the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression.
It was the second time Ghazzawi, an outspoken critic of President Bashar al-Assad's regime, was detained. In December, she was arrested by Syrian authorities on her way to a conference on media freedom. She faced three charges, all of which could have led to up to 15 years in jail, but was freed.
In the aftermath of the arrest, #FreeRazan has gone viral on Twitter, calling for an immediate release of the activist.
Among the other people still detained is the founder of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression, Mazen Darwish.