Bassel Khartabil Safadi (The Daily Star/Creative Commons)
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Cyberactivist secretly executed in Syria detention: widowA prominent cyberactivist who was detained on the first anniversary of the 2011 uprising that sparked the Syrian civil war was secretly executed nearly two years ago, his widow said.Bassel Khartabil Safadi, an open-source software developer who put his skills to use to promote free speech during the uprising, was put to death in October 2015, two and a half years after his arrest, Noura Ghazi Safadi said.Safadi, who was 34 at the time of his death, was born to a Palestinian father and a Syrian mother.The Britain-based monitoring group estimates that more than 60,000 of those have been executed or tortured to death in regime prisons.
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