Benjamin, thank you for this.
Dear Dr Khiyami,
As a UK citizen and someone following with great interest the events in your country, I was very distressed to hear of the kidnapping of prominent blogger Amina Abdalla Araf al Omani. Ms. Araf's is a consistent voice for tolerance, peaceful protest, religious diversity, and progress in Syria. In her writings, she has been manifestly opposed to foreign intervention or meddling in Syria's affairs, and to armed conflict of any kind. She is a Syrian patriot and a staunch supporter of a free, democratic, secular Syria. Her blog has touched, educated and inspired countless readers around the world.
Please tell me what you are doing to determine Ms. Araf's location and to ensure her speedy and safe release, as well as that of all peaceful protesters currently detained. The speedy release of Ms. Araf will be a critical and important sign of Syria's seriousness of intent in responding to the current situation with honour and justice, and within international norms.
Thank you for your kind attention, and I look forward to hearing your response.