Hoi,
Sorry but in my opinion there seems to be a lack of urgency. An update to
an old blogpost when someone is sentenced to death? Is that all?REALLY????

At this time we can make a big issue out of it by asking attention for
Bassel from our Central Notice. It is after all the first time that a
Wikipedian is likely to die for the things that we value... What is the
value of a life, of a Wikipedian of someone from Syria?

We need to do much better than this. This is a Wikipedian. It is a notable
person in his own right and we sit on our hands?

GerardM

On 23 November 2015 at 22:16, Jeff Elder <jel...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hi Samir and all,
>
> We are happy to continue posting about Bassel, with all our hopes that he
> emerges OK.
>
> We posted about this latest development when it was first reported a few
> weeks ago. This morning we updated our blog post
> <http://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/10/08/bassel-missing-syria/> and reshared
> it  <https://twitter.com/Wikimedia/status/668886735586066432>out on
> Twitter
> and Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/wikipedia/posts/10153658400313346>.
> I also RT'd Creative Commons, who posted about it, and with whom we've been
> in touch on this. And we have posted Noura's video
> <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page> on Facebook. (It's media of
> the day on Wikimedia Commons.) I'll tweet the video later today and stay in
> touch with other orgs on Twitter posting about him.
>
> Keeping Bassel in our thoughts,
>
> Jeff Elder
> Digital communications manager
> Wikimedia Foundation
> 704-650-4130
> @jeffelder <https://twitter.com/JeffElder>
> @wikipedia <https://twitter.com/wikipedia>
> The Wikimedia blog <https://blog.wikimedia.org/>
>
> Jeff Elder
> Digital communications manager
> Wikimedia Foundation
> 704-650-4130
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> The Wikimedia blog <https://blog.wikimedia.org/>
>
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 1:10 PM, Satdeep Gill <satdeep_g...@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>
> > This is such a sad news. I have been following news about him and i can't
> > believe this. This is a black day in the history of Human Civilization.
> We
> > can indeed do little things like sharing posts about him and writing
> about
> > him because that is all we can do perhaps.
> >
> > Regards
> > Satdeep Gill
> > Punjabi Wikimedians
> >
> > > On 23-Nov-2015, at 8:36 PM, wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org
> > wrote:
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> > >   1. Re: Free Bassel (Lila Tretikov)
> > >   2. Re: Free Bassel (Samir Elsharbaty)
> > >   3. Re: Branislav Jovanovic,    User:BraneJ in critical condition
> > >      (Samir Elsharbaty)
> > >   4. Museum v. WMF and WMDE in Commons copyright lawsuit (Pine W)
> > >   5. Re: Free Bassel (rupert THURNER)
> > >   6. Re: Branislav Jovanovic,    User:BraneJ in critical condition
> > >      (rupert THURNER)
> > >
> > >
> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > >
> > > Message: 1
> > > Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:02:28 -0800
> > > From: Lila Tretikov <l...@wikimedia.org>
> > > To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
> > > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Bassel
> > > Message-ID:
> > >    <cabyo0chwzjbzk1pq_ca8x7dw85xb6huy7f7pysj9djdq7tb...@mail.gmail.com
> >
> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
> > >
> > > Gerard, this is devastating news. Please send our love to Bassel's
> > family.
> > > I still hope this is not true.
> > >
> > > If there is anything we can do from here please let us know.
> > > Lila
> > >
> > > On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 2:12 AM, Gerard Meijssen <
> > gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hoi,
> > >> I was so afraid when I read that Bassel has been sentenced to death. I
> > read
> > >> it on the website of Amnesty International [1]. I blogged about him in
> > the
> > >> past [2]. I am sad to say that it is him.
> > >>
> > >> Bassel was active as a Wikimedian, he worked towards making
> information
> > >> available about Palmyra.
> > >>
> > >> If there is anything that we can do, please let us do this.
> > >> Thanks,
> > >>      GerardM
> > >>
> > >> [1]
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> http://www.amnesty.nl/nieuwsportaal/pers/syria-fears-life-free-expression-advocate
> > >> [2]
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.nl/2015/10/freebassel-free-culture-advocate-who.html
> > >> _______________________________________________
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> > >
> > > ------------------------------
> > >
> > > Message: 2
> > > Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:25:24 +0200
> > > From: Samir Elsharbaty <selsharb...@wikimedia.org>
> > > To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
> > > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Bassel
> > > Message-ID:
> > >    <CANGCV0Au4S2LRveckWM_yb+81_jrhh_Dziiajh+AJTjddGoS=w...@mail.gmail.com
> >
> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
> > >
> > > Some suggestions of things we can do:
> > >
> > > 1. The list of signatories on the amnesty international website does
> not
> > > include the WMF, the Wikimedia community, any of our affiliations or
> any
> > > representation from the Wikimedia movement. I wonder if we can contact
> > them
> > > and request adding any of the above mentioned?
> > >
> > > 2. Use our SM channels to retweet the WMF blog post [1] about him with
> > the
> > > news that he is sentenced to death.
> > >
> > > 3. We all try to share supporting tweets on the #FreeBassel hashtag.
> > >
> > > [1] http://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/10/08/bassel-missing-syria/
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Samir
> > >
> > >> On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 7:02 PM, Lila Tretikov <l...@wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Gerard, this is devastating news. Please send our love to Bassel's
> > family.
> > >> I still hope this is not true.
> > >>
> > >> If there is anything we can do from here please let us know.
> > >> Lila
> > >>
> > >> On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 2:12 AM, Gerard Meijssen <
> > >> gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>
> > >> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> Hoi,
> > >>> I was so afraid when I read that Bassel has been sentenced to death.
> I
> > >> read
> > >>> it on the website of Amnesty International [1]. I blogged about him
> in
> > >> the
> > >>> past [2]. I am sad to say that it is him.
> > >>>
> > >>> Bassel was active as a Wikimedian, he worked towards making
> information
> > >>> available about Palmyra.
> > >>>
> > >>> If there is anything that we can do, please let us do this.
> > >>> Thanks,
> > >>>      GerardM
> > >>>
> > >>> [1]
> > >>
> >
> http://www.amnesty.nl/nieuwsportaal/pers/syria-fears-life-free-expression-advocate
> > >>> [2]
> > >>
> >
> http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.nl/2015/10/freebassel-free-culture-advocate-who.html
> > >>> _______________________________________________
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> > >
> > > ------------------------------
> > >
> > > Message: 3
> > > Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:43:11 +0200
> > > From: Samir Elsharbaty <selsharb...@wikimedia.org>
> > > To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
> > > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Branislav Jovanovic,    User:BraneJ in
> > >    critical condition
> > > Message-ID:
> > >    <CANGCV0Ah8Z73xxnE8BjhrMdLkVQHmynHcW3+iCw7=W=q7v8...@mail.gmail.com
> >
> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
> > >
> > > Brane,
> > >
> > > I didn't have the pleasure of meeting you but I heard a lot of nice
> > > stories, so, please get well soon because I would like to have this
> > > pleasure!
> > >
> > > --
> > > Samir Elsharbaty,
> > > Wikipedia Education Program
> > > Wikimedia Foundation
> > > +20.100.944.3478
> > > education.wikimedia.org
> > >
> > >> On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 11:58 AM, Tito Dutta <trulyt...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Brane,
> > >> Good wishes and get well soon.
> > >> Regards.
> > >>
> > >>> On 22 November 2015 at 06:18, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>> I have had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Brane at some
> length,
> > >> in
> > >>> Belgrade, in Hong Kong, and perhaps elsewhere too.  He is thoughtful
> > and
> > >>> dedicated, and as Milos said, has played a huge part in building up
> > >> Serbian
> > >>> Wikipedia and Wikimedia Serbia.
> > >>>
> > >>> Brane, I wish you a full recovery, and hope to have the chance to see
> > you
> > >>> again, somewhere in the world or around the wikis.
> > >>>
> > >>> Regards from the Wikisource gathering in Vienna,
> > >>>
> > >>>    Asaf
> > >>>
> > >>>> On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 4:23 PM, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Pine asked me a good question: Where to express support? I think
> > >>>> whatever you think is the most appropriate. This thread works, as
> > >>>> well. His email is bra...@gmail.com. You have the link to his
> > Facebook
> > >>>> page via WMRS photo. He is using Twitter, as well @branej.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 12:40 AM, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com>
> > >>> wrote:
> > >>>>> At some point of time, the best you could do is to reach for a
> > >>>>> superstition and hope it will work. It doesn't matter how it will
> be
> > >>>>> explained after, but at this point of time, it's only that
> > >>>>> superstition which matters.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> My particular superstition is that Brane would be able to see his
> > >>>>> eulogy and that we'll be able to laugh together. You know, it's a
> > >> rare
> > >>>>> opportunity to see how your eulogy would look like, so I hope I am
> > >>>>> giving it to him.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> An hour ago I heard that he is in critical condition. At first, I
> was
> > >>>>> thinking what should I write after he dies. Then, I realized that I
> > >>>>> should write it now and post it after. Then, it's come into my mind
> > >>>>> that I should send it immediately as, at least, I could think about
> > >>>>> reading with him this eulogy and your comments after he recovers.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> Since August 2014 he is struggling with bone cancer. His curse is
> > >> that
> > >>>>> his body is so strong, that chemotherapy is not working yet.
> > >>>>> Paradoxically, we hope that his body is weak enough now that it
> will
> > >>>>> finally accept chemotherapy. Monday would be crucial day for him.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> He is one of those "invisible" Wikimedians who actually contributed
> > >>>>> significantly to our movement. Some of you, mostly those who
> visited
> > >>>>> Belgrade, know him.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> He is one of the founders of Wikimedia Serbia. It's a pity that he
> is
> > >>>>> in this condition while WMRS is preparing to celebrate its 10th
> > >>>>> anniversary. Here is our photo from the founding assembly [1].
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> Presently, he is a board member of Wikimedia Serbia.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> His epic fight for copyright correctness on Serbian Wikipedia
> created
> > >>>>> the foundations of the present day strict copyright rules. It's a
> > >>>>> great achievement for a project of such size and it was possible
> just
> > >>>>> because of him.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> While he was active editor, he was highly trusted Wikipedian and he
> > >>>>> was administrator, bureaucrat and checkuser on Serbian Wikipedia,
> as
> > >>>>> well as on a number of of other projects in Serbian language.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> Alpha software for transliteration between Cyrillic and Latin
> scripts
> > >>>>> of Serbian language in MediaWiki was his work. That was the basis
> for
> > >>>>> the future implementation. It was the first software of that kind
> > >>>>> implemented in one web engine.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> He is my close friend. Besides a lot of things which he did, which
> > >>>>> will be mentioned at appropriate time, I want to say that many
> things
> > >>>>> which I did wouldn't be possible without his contribution.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> He is now very exhausted and he won't be able to read this today or
> > >>>>> tomorrow. However, I am sure he will be able to read it on Monday,
> > >>>>> after he recovers a bit. So, your support matters, no matter of my
> > >>>>> superstitious reasons for sending this email.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> [1]
> > >>
> >
> https://www.facebook.com/wikimedia.rs/photos/a.826279217387658.1073741828.294923960523189/1198903920125184/
> > >>>>
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> > > ------------------------------
> > >
> > > Message: 4
> > > Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:00:27 -0800
> > > From: Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com>
> > > To: Wikimedia Mailing List <Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
> > > Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Museum v. WMF and WMDE in Commons copyright
> > >    lawsuit
> > > Message-ID:
> > >    <CAF=dyjho+hlfslasvbm4qyziesldj21q9hmoj_urdahneyf...@mail.gmail.com
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> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
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> > > 'Tis the season <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deck_the_Halls#Lyrics>
> > for a
> > > lawsuit:
> > https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/11/23/lawsuit-public-domain-art/
> > >
> > > Pine
> > >
> > >
> > > ------------------------------
> > >
> > > Message: 5
> > > Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:17:59 +0100
> > > From: rupert THURNER <rupert.thur...@gmail.com>
> > > To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
> > > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Free Bassel
> > > Message-ID:
> > >    <cajs9az9kb6zabfaqajia7qodekct9-i+pflrbfxsb6f7pbv...@mail.gmail.com
> >
> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
> > >
> > > Lila, would you be able to somehow contact the Russian government?
> > >> On Nov 23, 2015 18:25, "Samir Elsharbaty" <selsharb...@wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Some suggestions of things we can do:
> > >>
> > >> 1. The list of signatories on the amnesty international website does
> not
> > >> include the WMF, the Wikimedia community, any of our affiliations or
> any
> > >> representation from the Wikimedia movement. I wonder if we can contact
> > them
> > >> and request adding any of the above mentioned?
> > >>
> > >> 2. Use our SM channels to retweet the WMF blog post [1] about him with
> > the
> > >> news that he is sentenced to death.
> > >>
> > >> 3. We all try to share supporting tweets on the #FreeBassel hashtag.
> > >>
> > >> [1] http://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/10/08/bassel-missing-syria/
> > >>
> > >> Thanks,
> > >>
> > >> Samir
> > >>
> > >>> On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 7:02 PM, Lila Tretikov <l...@wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>> Gerard, this is devastating news. Please send our love to Bassel's
> > >> family.
> > >>> I still hope this is not true.
> > >>>
> > >>> If there is anything we can do from here please let us know.
> > >>> Lila
> > >>>
> > >>> On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 2:12 AM, Gerard Meijssen <
> > >>> gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>
> > >>> wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>> Hoi,
> > >>>> I was so afraid when I read that Bassel has been sentenced to
> death. I
> > >>> read
> > >>>> it on the website of Amnesty International [1]. I blogged about him
> in
> > >>> the
> > >>>> past [2]. I am sad to say that it is him.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Bassel was active as a Wikimedian, he worked towards making
> > information
> > >>>> available about Palmyra.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> If there is anything that we can do, please let us do this.
> > >>>> Thanks,
> > >>>>      GerardM
> > >>>>
> > >>>> [1]
> > >>
> >
> http://www.amnesty.nl/nieuwsportaal/pers/syria-fears-life-free-expression-advocate
> > >>>> [2]
> > >>
> >
> http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.nl/2015/10/freebassel-free-culture-advocate-who.html
> > >>>> _______________________________________________
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> > > ------------------------------
> > >
> > > Message: 6
> > > Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:36:22 +0100
> > > From: rupert THURNER <rupert.thur...@gmail.com>
> > > To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
> > > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Branislav Jovanovic,    User:BraneJ in
> > >    critical condition
> > > Message-ID:
> > >    <CAJs9aZ82EbgvmZbJu_P54=roiacvz7nxdzh5wwjtzotcooy...@mail.gmail.com
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> > >
> > > All the best brane!!
> > >> On Nov 23, 2015 18:43, "Samir Elsharbaty" <selsharb...@wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Brane,
> > >>
> > >> I didn't have the pleasure of meeting you but I heard a lot of nice
> > >> stories, so, please get well soon because I would like to have this
> > >> pleasure!
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Samir Elsharbaty,
> > >> Wikipedia Education Program
> > >> Wikimedia Foundation
> > >> +20.100.944.3478
> > >> education.wikimedia.org
> > >>
> > >>> On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 11:58 AM, Tito Dutta <trulyt...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>> Brane,
> > >>> Good wishes and get well soon.
> > >>> Regards.
> > >>>
> > >>>> On 22 November 2015 at 06:18, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> > >>>>
> > >>>> I have had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Brane at some
> > length,
> > >>> in
> > >>>> Belgrade, in Hong Kong, and perhaps elsewhere too.  He is thoughtful
> > >> and
> > >>>> dedicated, and as Milos said, has played a huge part in building up
> > >>> Serbian
> > >>>> Wikipedia and Wikimedia Serbia.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Brane, I wish you a full recovery, and hope to have the chance to
> see
> > >> you
> > >>>> again, somewhere in the world or around the wikis.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Regards from the Wikisource gathering in Vienna,
> > >>>>
> > >>>>    Asaf
> > >>>>
> > >>>> On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 4:23 PM, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com>
> > >> wrote:
> > >>>>
> > >>>>> Pine asked me a good question: Where to express support? I think
> > >>>>> whatever you think is the most appropriate. This thread works, as
> > >>>>> well. His email is bra...@gmail.com. You have the link to his
> > >> Facebook
> > >>>>> page via WMRS photo. He is using Twitter, as well @branej.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 12:40 AM, Milos Rancic <mill...@gmail.com>
> > >>>> wrote:
> > >>>>>> At some point of time, the best you could do is to reach for a
> > >>>>>> superstition and hope it will work. It doesn't matter how it will
> > >> be
> > >>>>>> explained after, but at this point of time, it's only that
> > >>>>>> superstition which matters.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> My particular superstition is that Brane would be able to see his
> > >>>>>> eulogy and that we'll be able to laugh together. You know, it's a
> > >>> rare
> > >>>>>> opportunity to see how your eulogy would look like, so I hope I am
> > >>>>>> giving it to him.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> An hour ago I heard that he is in critical condition. At first, I
> > >> was
> > >>>>>> thinking what should I write after he dies. Then, I realized that
> I
> > >>>>>> should write it now and post it after. Then, it's come into my
> mind
> > >>>>>> that I should send it immediately as, at least, I could think
> about
> > >>>>>> reading with him this eulogy and your comments after he recovers.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> Since August 2014 he is struggling with bone cancer. His curse is
> > >>> that
> > >>>>>> his body is so strong, that chemotherapy is not working yet.
> > >>>>>> Paradoxically, we hope that his body is weak enough now that it
> > >> will
> > >>>>>> finally accept chemotherapy. Monday would be crucial day for him.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> He is one of those "invisible" Wikimedians who actually
> contributed
> > >>>>>> significantly to our movement. Some of you, mostly those who
> > >> visited
> > >>>>>> Belgrade, know him.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> He is one of the founders of Wikimedia Serbia. It's a pity that he
> > >> is
> > >>>>>> in this condition while WMRS is preparing to celebrate its 10th
> > >>>>>> anniversary. Here is our photo from the founding assembly [1].
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> Presently, he is a board member of Wikimedia Serbia.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> His epic fight for copyright correctness on Serbian Wikipedia
> > >> created
> > >>>>>> the foundations of the present day strict copyright rules. It's a
> > >>>>>> great achievement for a project of such size and it was possible
> > >> just
> > >>>>>> because of him.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> While he was active editor, he was highly trusted Wikipedian and
> he
> > >>>>>> was administrator, bureaucrat and checkuser on Serbian Wikipedia,
> > >> as
> > >>>>>> well as on a number of of other projects in Serbian language.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> Alpha software for transliteration between Cyrillic and Latin
> > >> scripts
> > >>>>>> of Serbian language in MediaWiki was his work. That was the basis
> > >> for
> > >>>>>> the future implementation. It was the first software of that kind
> > >>>>>> implemented in one web engine.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> He is my close friend. Besides a lot of things which he did, which
> > >>>>>> will be mentioned at appropriate time, I want to say that many
> > >> things
> > >>>>>> which I did wouldn't be possible without his contribution.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> He is now very exhausted and he won't be able to read this today
> or
> > >>>>>> tomorrow. However, I am sure he will be able to read it on Monday,
> > >>>>>> after he recovers a bit. So, your support matters, no matter of my
> > >>>>>> superstitious reasons for sending this email.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>> [1]
> > >>
> >
> https://www.facebook.com/wikimedia.rs/photos/a.826279217387658.1073741828.294923960523189/1198903920125184/
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