To report situation on ground on Syrian lands, media activists are killed one after another, the story of Umar al-Ghabtawi, a videographer:
Umar al-Ghantawi is 18 years old young man from the city Homs. At the beginning of the revolution, he left his work as a mobile phone technician and started his activities as a media activist for the Syrian revolution. He filmed and shot hundreds of videos and pictures that document the crimes perpetrated by Assadís regime on a daily basis hoping that they will appeal to world and humanity conscience.
The freemen of Syria remember the young man who tore apart the photograph of the late dictator Hafiz al-Assad on the door of the retail association in Baba Amr. Assadís army troops targeted him back then, yet he miraculously survived.
He received a sniper gunshot to the back; it penetrated his back through his chest, near the heart. He was treated for three months. Then he returned to doing his previous activities. On Thursday 21/06/2012, while Umar was covering the shelling of Assadís regime forces on the neighbourhoods of Joubar and Sultanya, neighbouring to Baba Amr, he was killed with sniper fire; his camera, covered with his noble blood, fell.
Some videos Umar filmed with his personal camera. His comrades and friends have all the videos and photos his shot
These footages were shot in a makeshift hospital in Baba Amr, filmed by Umar al-Ghantawi
Umar al-Ghantawi before his killing:
Videographer of the city of Homs, Umar al-Ghantawi, photograph carrying his camera before his killing at the hands of Assadís regime security forces sniper
Videographer of the city of Homs, Umar al-Ghantawi, photograph after his killing at the hands of Assadís regime security forces sniper
Syrian Network for Human Rights - London &
Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies - Syria