The following story will move Monday as this week’s Tuesday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
SYRIA MISSING ACTIVISTS
Razan Zaitouneh earned enemies on all sides of her homeland’s civil war. One of Syria’s most well-known rights activists, she was bold, outspoken and defiantly secular. Perhaps most dangerously, she was impartial. She chanted in protests against President Bashar Assad but was also unflinching in documenting abuses by rebels fighting to oust him. Then she vanished. Friends and colleagues say she was likely killed, but five years later, bits and pieces of clues are emerging from a handwritten note vowing to kill her, a long-on from her computer after the kidnappers stole it from her office and graffiti seen on a prison cell war. By Bassem Mroue. 1000 words, photos, video by 10 a.m.