SPACE aims to curate and create resources about Syria in the form of online content, be it intellectual resources, artistic or stories of ordinary citizens. Here we present a website we created to collect all of Yassin al-Haj Saleh’s articles and interviews in English and French: www.yassinhs.com.
Yassin al-Haj Saleh is a Syrian writer, intellectual and former political prisoner. In 1980 and while studying medicine in Aleppo University, the 19-year-old Yassin was arrested by Hafez al-Assad regime because of his political activism. He remained in prison for 16 years (7/12/1980–21/12/1996). He returned to medical school upon his release, graduated in 2000, but never practiced medicine, instead he turned to writing and is now one of Syria’s leading and most vocal writers.
Since 2000, Yassin al-Haj Saleh has been writing on political, social and cultural subjects relating to Syria and the Arab world for several Arab newspapers and journals outside Syria. He regularly contributes to Al-Hayat and Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspapers and the Syrian online periodical al-Jumhuriya. In addition, he has authored and edited five books about Syria. [Continue reading on yassinhs.com]