Last week I wrote about Tik Root, a Middlebury College student from Ripton, VT, doing junior year abroad studies in Damascus, who was arrested while observing a demonstration there on March 18. Tik's father Tom travelled to Damascus to try to get him released, which the U.S. Embassy has been seeking. News reports today say Tik is still being held, although an Egyptian-American, Mohammed Radwan, was released today. It's absurd that the Syrians are still holding a young man who came to their country to study Arabic and learn about their culture. Free Tik Root!