On March 15, 2011 the unthinkable happened: the Syrian people rose up. It was an unprecedented challenge to the Assad family's 41-year dictatorship and it was led by young people. "Activists in Syria doing their daily job is like Russian roulette. They can't sleep in the same bed twice"
, says Wissam Tarif, director of human rights organisation, Insan. Three young activists, Diaa, Omar and Michel, all in their 20s,reveal how they operate within the police state and explain the dire consequences of being detained in a country where torture is rampant."We have to film everything for media because we are alone inside"
. Despite the Arab uprisings providing a spark, the desire to change Syria had been growing for a long time. "The feeling I get every time we chant and we are faced with bullets is that we are starting to gain victory."
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