Assad Security forces have arrested the Secretary General of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change (NCB) in Damascus on Wednesday, president of the Coordination said.
In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Haytham Manna, the France-based external head of the NCB, said that Rajaa al-Nasser had been arrested in Baramekeh, in central Damascus by the regime forces and demanded his immediate release.
Nasser’s colleague Abdel-Aziz al-Khair disappeared in September 2012 upon his return to Damascus after an official visit to Russia and China to discuss possible negotiations with the Syrian regime to try to end the crisis.
Activists said that al-Khair had died under torture after being held for 10 months by Syrian intelligence.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer