Syria dismisees reports about arrest of government critic
An official source at the Syrian Interior Ministry on Wednesday denied press reports by some sources on the alleged arrest of Sheikh Ma’ashouk al-Khaznawi.
The source said in a statement to SANA "all the circles concerned have been for several days following up on this issue with great care to get any information about his disappearance."
Al-Khaznawi, 46, is a prominent Syrian Kurdish cleric, who has recently called for regime change in Syria. About a week ago, Al-Khaznawi disappeared after leaving left the Islamic Studies Centre in Damascus.
On its part, the Syrian Human Rights Committee said Al-Khaznawi was abducted by Syrian security agents.