Syria accuses a 19-year-old detained blogger of being a spy, a Syrian official said Monday, the AP reported. Tal al-Mallohi was taken into custody last December. Her blog, known for poetry and social commentary, focuses mostly on Palestinian issues and suffering.
"She was detained on accusation of spying for a foreign country," the Syrian official said. "Her spying led to an attack against a Syrian army officer by the agents of this foreign country."
Her father, Dosar al-Mallohi, told The Associated Press that he and his wife visited their daughter at Doma prison last Thursday and that she was in good health.
Last month, Human Rights Watch called for al-Mallohi's release.