A Gay Girl Missing in Damascus June 7, 2011 12:01 PM   Subscribe

Amina Arraf, author of the "A Gay Girl in Damascus" blog (previously), is missing.

From the blog:

Earlier today, at approximately 6:00 pm Damascus time, Amina was walking in the area of the Abbasid bus station, near Fares al Khouri Street. She had gone to meet a person involved with the Local Coordinating Committee and was accompanied by a friend.

Amina told the friend that she would go ahead and they were separated. Amina had, apparently, identified the person she was to meet. However, while her companion was still close by, Amina was seized by three men in their early 20’s. According to the witness (who does not want her identity known), the men were armed. Amina hit one of them and told the friend to go find her father.

One of the men then put his hand over Amina’s mouth and they hustled her into a red Dacia Logan with a window sticker of Basel Assad. The witness did not get the tag number. She promptly went and found Amina’s father.
posted by Astro Zombie to MetaFilter-Related at 12:01 PM (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

This was also noted in today's NY Times, which gives some indication of the reach of her blog.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:02 PM on June 7, 2011

Take it to MetaFilter.
posted by Curious Artificer at 12:09 PM on June 7, 2011

Terrible news :(
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:13 PM on June 7, 2011 [1 favorite]

That's awful. I hope she's okay. :(
posted by zarq at 12:18 PM on June 7, 2011

No, no, no. Damn it. Please, please be okay, Amina.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 12:26 PM on June 7, 2011

Yeah, this should actually be a FPP on the Blue, not here on the Grey. Please round out your links and post something there.
posted by hippybear at 12:33 PM on June 7, 2011

Terrible news but probably doesn't belong here?
posted by Justinian at 12:47 PM on June 7, 2011

Yeah, troubling news but this isn't really a metatalk thing as far as I can tell. If there's a substantial post to be made, go for it, otherwise this may just be a thing-to-be-worried-about for now.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:54 PM on June 7, 2011

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