Noura Ghazi Safadi

human rights lawyer

Noura Ghazi Safadi is an international human rights lawyer and widow of Bassel Khartabil Safadi, a leading Syrian pro-free speech and democracy activist executed by the Syrian regime in 2015.

The Bassel Khartabil Memorial Fund was launched in August 2017 at the behest of his family. It will provide grants to organizations, groups, and individual grantees working to advance collaboration, community building, and leadership development in the open communities of the Arab world.

For more detail, see the August 2017 article entitled Bassel Khartabil Safadi dead: One of Syria’s most famous activists has been executed in prison, widow confirms in The Independent.

Noura was named in the March 2018 Amnesty International list of 8 inspiring women defending human rights around the world.

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