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A Syrian militant group in Idlib is holding media activists Hossam Mahmoud and Amjed al-Maleh captive along with two other people taken at the same time. (SCM)

Syrian militia hold two media activists in Idlib

The Syrian militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham took captive two media activists, Hossam Mahmoud and Amjed al-Maleh, in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib in December 2017, according to news reports, the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, and the Syrian Journalists’ Association.

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Residents cross a bridge damaged during fighting between Ukrainian government forces and Pro-Russian rebels near Luhanska, eastern Ukraine, in January 2016. Separatists are holding a blogger over his critical posts. (AP/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Separatists in east Ukraine ‘sentence’ blogger to 14 years in captivity

Pro-Russia separatists in the rebel stronghold of Luhansk, east Ukraine, took Eduard Nedelyayev, a Ukrainian blogger, captive in November last year, according to local media reports. The group claims authority over a region it has named the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR).

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