From the web: “Mai Skaf, Syrian Actress Who Defied Assad Regime, Dies at 49”

Mai Skaf, a Syrian actress who fled to France to avoid arrest after defying political suppression by President Bashar al-Assad, was found dead on Monday in her apartment in Paris. She was 49. Her death was confirmed by her cousin Dima Wannous, an author, who did not specify a cause.

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