Lewis Sanders IV, Birgitta Schülke-Gill, Maria Chehadeh had this story in Deutsche Welle. Here is an excerpt:
By the summer of 2013, documenting human rights abuses had become taboo even in rebel-held territories in Syria. But Razan Zaitouneh was steadfast.
The prominent human rights lawyer had just fled the capital, Damascus, due to the immense pressure placed on her work by the regime — and she wasn’t prepared to stop it at the behest of armed men in rebel-held Douma, a small town on the outskirts of the capital.
That tenacity, however, would prove fateful.
Read the full story here.