Mr. Mouaz al-Khatib, was elected on the 11.11.2012 to head a new coalition to oppose President Bashar al-Assad’s government.
Mr. al-Khatib, a leading cleric and an opposition figure in Syria, originally studied applied Geophysics and worked as an engineer for six years.
Besides being a member of the Syrian Geological Society and the Syrian Society for Psychological Science, He was previously President and remains Honorary President of the Islamic Society of Urbanization. He was also a former imam of the Umayyad mosque in Damascus.
Mr. al-Khatib was arrested and released several times for criticising Assad’s rule and conduct during the revolution in Syria before he left for Cairo, Egypt recently.
Parallel to the announcement of the new coalition and to the election of Mr. al-Khatib’s, the Free Syrian Translators is re-broadcasting this video “Freedom for the Sheikh, the Preacher, Ahmad Mouaz Al-Khatib Al-Hasani” which we translated earlier this year to demand his release following his arrest by the Syrian regime the 27.04.2012