Amina Abdallah Araf al Omari, whose blog A Gay Girl in Damascus chronicled her struggle against oppression in Syria, has been kidnapped. Her cousin Rania Ismail writes that she was captured by three men assumed to be "assumed to be members of one of the security services or the Baath Party militia." Her relatives are looking for any information about her. Ismail's post concludes chillingly:

We are hoping she is simply in jail and nothing worse has happened to her. Amina had previously sent me several texts to post should something happen to her and we will wait until we have definite word before doing so.