Kholoud Helmi

Kholoud Helmi is a Syrian journalist. She is the co-founder, editor and board member of the Enab Baladi newspaper.

Syria will never be safe under Assad

When I heard Denmark had declared parts of Syria ‘safe’, I thought about what would happen if I returned to the country of my birth. I am sure that if I did, I would immediately be taken to prison and disappeared like hundreds of thousands of Syrians. Or I might be tortured to death. Because