|Michel Kilo |
Career[eedit | eedit soorce]
He studiet journalism in Egyp an Germany. He haes translatit mony poleetical an economics beuks frae German tae Inglis. As a columnist he wrote opinion pieces for twa Arabic papers, the Lebanese daily Annahar an the Lunnon-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi. Recently he wrote several airticles aboot the Sirie uprisin for the As-Safir Lebanese daily newspaper.
Troubles wi the govrenment[eedit | eedit soorce]
Kilo wis first reestit bi the govrenment in the early 1980s, follaeing this reest he muivit tae Fraunce but came back tae Sirie in 1991. Follaein the Damascus Spring muivement, Kilo wis a central figur in the Damascus Declaration o 2005 an cried for "peaceful, gradual," reform "foondit on accord, an based on dialogue an recognition o the ither."
On 12 Mey 2006, the Beirut-Damascus Declaration, cawin for normalisin Lebanese-Sirie relations efter decades o domination bi Sirie o its smawer neebour Lebanon, wis published wi Kilo as ane o its signatories. He wis reestit yet again an a year later wis sentencit tae three years in preeson on chyrges o "o weakenin naitional sentiment an encouragin sectarian strife." On 19 Mey 2009, he wis released efter completin aw o his sentence.