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Istanbul: Opposition film maker from Syria stabbed

Syrian director Mohammed Bajasid became a victim of a knife attack. He had recently turned to a critical film about torture in the Tadmur prison.

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Istanbul: Opposition film maker from Syria stabbed

The Syrian opposition filmmaker Mohammad Bajasid has been stabbed Inistanbul. This is reported by a friend Bajasids, who witnessed robbery, on director's Facebook page. Also wife of filmmaker, Samah Safi Bajasid, Bestätigteden incident and spoke on Facebook of a "murder attempt".

According to reports, Bajasid was stabbed on way to an appointment by an unknown assailant. DerRegisseur was hospitalized. As British newspaper Guardian reports, citing his wife, Bajasid initially found himself in a critical state – In meantime he woke up and became conscious. The knife had refore scarcely missed his heart. There had been massive bleeding. According to his wife, it is "a miracle that he has survived".

As representative of Syrian opposition in Istanbul, AhmedRamadan, told, Bajasid had recently worked on a film about Folterim Tadmur prison. 1980 hundreds of inmates were executed in prison near DerRuinenstadt Palmyra. Syria was n under reign of Hafez al-Assad, demVater of incumbent President Bashar al-Assad. The film on crime in Tadmur had premiered in Turkey last weekend.

Bajasid was arrested and tortured 2011 in Damascus by government troops. Later, US granted him asylum, where he could also study film. In Istanbul, he wanted to meet potential investors who would be financially supportive of film project.

About three million Syrians have fled to Turkey, Darunterzahlreiche Assad's opponents. In past, Syrian opponents complained about threats. In year 2015. South of Turkey murdered two journalists from Rakka, who had reported on crimes of Dschihadistenmiliz "Islamic State" (IS). It was not until September of this year that Einesyrische activist and her daughter were murdered in ir apartment in Istanbul.


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