Rights sources told Elaph that the Syrian regime has expanded the list of activists banned from travel. (Arabic. 7/8/06). The list includes former refomist MP and Damascus Spring activist Riad Seif, activist Suheir Atassi, recently-released Damascus Spring activists Walid al-Bunni and Fawaz Tello, as well as Samar Labwani, the wife of jailed activist Kamal Labwani.
The Syrian Organization for Human Rights condemned the use of travel bans as a preemptive and punitive measure against activists.
Meanwhile, the security services arrested a Kurdish woman, Nowbahar Mustapha, at the Lebanese-Syrian border. No reason for her arrest was given. The security services also arrested Kurdish activist Fidan Abdel Rahman from the northern region of Efrin. Sources believe the arrest may have come as a result of her membership and activity in the Democratic Union Party.