Despite her name being mentioned in the list of female prisoners that were freed on 24/10/2013 in the prisoner swap which took place in return for the kidnapped Lebanese men, Tal Al-Malouhi was not released, and remains in custody.
Tal Al-Malouhi is a Syrian blogger, born 1991. She was arrested by the Political Security in 2009 (when she was 18 years old) due to her publishing of articles of a political nature on her blog. She remains imprisoned till today.
News confirmed that Tal Al-Malouhi was transferred from Adra prison to Branch 285. After that, no more was heard about her. Branch 285 is under the supervision of the Security apparatus in Damascus. Most prisoners transferred to this branch are killed, as happened with the British doctor Abbas Khan, who was directly killed in this branch.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC), whilst condemning the imprisonment of the blogger Tal Al-Malouhi, points to the presence of thousands of women in the Syrian prisons, some of whom have been subjected to enforced disappearance since the beginning of the revolution, and whose fates no-one knows of. They have not been mentioned by any human rights organisations in general, nor have they been shown any interest by organisations which specialise in the rights of women in particular and no report on the suffering of Syrian women in prisons has been released.
Syrian Human Rights Committee