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Besiege and Indiscriminate Shelling Are Still Killing the Syrian People - Casualty Report for March 2014
As violence and systematic human rights abuses continue by the Syrian government regime’s forces. DCHRS documented....Details
Besiege and Indiscriminate Shelling Are Still Killing the Syrian People - Casualty Report for March 2014

Besiege and Indiscriminate Shelling Are Still Killing the Syrian People - Casualty Report for March 2014

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

As violence and systematic human rights abuses continue by the Syrian government regime’s forces. DCHRS documented in the month of March, 2014 a total of 2300 victims who were killed by regime’s forces and their loyal militias in addition of the armed groups. 79% of them were civilians reaching a total of 1451 victims; however the other 849 remaining victims were armed opposition forces and rebels accumulating a rate of 21% approximately. .......Details

WOMAN ON TRIAL FOR ALLEGEDLY AIDING DISPLACED: YARA FARIS

Amnesty International

A Syrian woman, Yara Faris, was arrested by Syrian State Security officers on 8 December 2013. She is held in ‘Adra Prison, waiting to be tried by the Anti-Terrorism Court for allegedly assisting in the distribution of food and aid to displaced people. .......Details

Unlawful Air Attacks Terrorize Aleppo

Human Rights Watch

ew satellite imagery, videos and eyewitness accounts reveal the indiscriminate nature of the government’s large-scale air campaign on opposition-held parts of Aleppo since November 2013. The attacks on populated areas in Aleppo and its countryside continue despite a UN Security Council resolution on February 22, 2014, demanding all parties cease “indiscriminate employment of weapons in populated areas, including shelling and aerial bombardment, such as the use of barrel bombs.” .......Details

SYRIAN WOMAN ARRESTED, LIFE AT RISK: MARYAM HAID

Amnesty International

Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer Maryam Haid was arrested on 13 January in Damascus. She was later shown “confessing” on a programme on a pro-government TV channel. She has been held in conditions amounting to enforced disappearance and her life may be in danger. .......Details

SYRIAN ACTIVIST ARRESTED, AT RISK OF TORTURE

Amnesty International

Syrian pro-reform activist Amal Jamil Nasr was arrested on 2 March by men believed to be Military Intelligence agents. She has been detained incommunicado since then and is in danger of torture and other ill-treatment. .......Details

Free Key Rights Defenders / Government Arbitrarily Holds Darwish, Colleagues Despite UN Demands

Gulf Centre for Human Rights

(Geneva, March 17, 2014) – The government of Syria should immediately and unconditionally release the arbitrarily detained human rights defender Mazen Darwish and his colleagues Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Ghareer, 62 human rights organizations said today. The United Nations Security Council demanded the release of all arbitrarily detained people in Syria on February 22, 2014. .......Details

Yarmouk under siege - a horror story of war crimes, starvation and death

Amnesty International

A new report by Amnesty International reveals that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been carried out on Palestinian and Syrian civilians in Yarmouk, on the outskirts of Damascus, which is under brutal siege by Syrian government forces.  .......Details

ARRESTED SYRIAN AT RISK OF TORTURE: MAHMOUD SABER SABRA

Amnesty International

Syrian man Mahmoud Saber Sabra was arrested on 19 February by men in civilian clothing believed to be members of the Syrian security forces. He has been detained incommunicado since then and is in real danger of torture and other ill-treatment. .......Details

Death Barrels Still Falling on Aleppo - Casualties Report for February 2014

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

As violence and systematic human rights abuses continue by the Syrian government regime forces. DCHRS documented in the month of February, 2014 a total of 2983 victims who were killed by regime forces .......Details

KURD SUBJECTED TO ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE

Amnesty International

Siveen Juma Kindi, a Kurdish postal worker in Syria, was subjected to enforced disappearance in the northern city of Qamishly, on 13 March 2012. He has not been heard from since then. .......Details

Barrel Bombs Continue to Fall on Aleppo - Casualties Report for January 2014

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

As violence and systematic human rights abuses continue by the Syrian government regime forces. DCHRS documented in the month of January, 2014 a total of 2924 victims who were killed by regime forces and their loyal militias in addition of the armed groups .......Details

UN Security Council: Adoption of resolution offers first sign of hope for Syria

Amnesty International

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimous vote to adopt a resolution addressing humanitarian aid and human rights abuses in Syria is a significant step towards alleviating the suffering in Syria, said Amnesty International.  .......Details

Establishing a Special Syrian Court and a Unified Database of Human Rights Violations

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies & the Syrian Commission for Transitional Justice

On February 6-7, 2014, representatives of Syrian judicial and legal councils, in addition to the Syrian human rights and civil society organizations, gathered at a conference in Istanbul, Turkey at the invitation of the Syrian Commission for Transitional Justice and the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies. .......Details

Two women arrested in syria

Amnesty International

Student Ranim Khalil Ma’touq and human rights lawyer Jihan Amin were arrested by members of the Syrian security forces on 17 February. Their current whereabouts are unknown. .......Details

UN Security Council must not fail Syria’s besieged civilians again

Amnesty International

As many as a quarter of a million civilians in areas under siege around Syria need the UN Security Council to push for unfettered humanitarian access to alleviate their suffering, Amnesty International said today, as the world body considers a draft resolution submitted by Australia, Luxembourg and Jordan.  .......Details

SYRIAN LAWYERS AND JUDGES TO ESTABLISH SYRIAN SPECIAL COURT

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

Special Court to Prosecute Perpetrators of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity - Gaziantep, Turkey - The Syrian Commission for Transitional Justice and the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies announced today that it will hold a meeting on February 6 and 7 in Istanbul, Turkey .......Details

ICSC and DCHRS Organize Workshop on Media and Transitional Justice

Joint Press Release, ICSC and DCHRS

The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, along with the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies, a member in the ICSC, held a three-day workshop from 10-12 December 2013 for journalists working on issues related to Syria. .......Details

URGENT ACTION STUDENT STILL DETAINED DESPITE RELEASE ORDER

Amnesty International

Tal al-Mallohi

A court ordered the release of Syrian student blogger Tal al-Mallohi on 23 October, but instead she was transferred from prison into the custody of Syrian State Security in Damascus, where she is still believed to be held. She is being held incommunicado, putting her at risk of torture. .......Details

Syrian regime document trove shows evidence of 'industrial scale' killing of detainees

The Guardian

Calls for Assad or other officials to face justice at the international criminal court in The Hague have foundered on the problem that Syria is not a member of the court. Photograph: Reuters .......Details

Syria war crimes evidence

Anadolu Agency

A person who served for Syrian army for 13 years as a military policeman together with his colleagues took for two years 55,000 photographs of 11,000 people who were systematically tortured to death by Assad regime .......Details

SYRIA 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

U.S. Department of State

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Syria is a republic ruled by the authoritarian regime of President Bashar Asad. The president makes key decisions with counsel from a small number of security advisors, ministers, and senior members of the ruling Baath (Arab Socialist Renaissance) Party.  

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Death Barrels Still Falling on Aleppo - Casualties Report for February 2014

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

DCHRS documented 2983 victims including 402 children and 212 women during February, 2014

 Casualties Report for February 2014

As violence and systematic human rights abuses continue by the Syrian government regime forces. DCHRS documented in the month of February, 2014 a total of 2983 victims who were killed by regime forces and their loyal militias in addition of the armed groups. 72% of which were civilians reaching a total of 2145 victims; however the other 838 remaining victims were armed opposition forces and rebels accumulating a rate of 28% approximately. .......Details

Jordan: Growing restrictions growing restrictions, tough conditions: The plight of those fleeing Syria to Jordan

Amnesty International

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Almost one third of Syria’s population have fled their homes. More than 2 million are refugees living outside Syria – mostly in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt – and 4.25 million individuals are displaced internally in Syria. They have fled widespread violence and human rights abuses, including war crimes and crimes against humanity. Amnesty International is publishing this report to draw attention to the difficulties faced by people from Syria as they flee their country in search of safety.

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"You Can Still See Their Blood" - Executions, Indiscriminate Shootings, and Hostage Taking by Opposition Forces in Latakia Countryside

Human Rights Watch

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October 11, 2013

The 105-page report presents evidence that the civilians were killed on August 4, the first day of the operation. Two opposition groups that took part in the offensive, the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham and Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar, are still holding the hostages, the vast majority women and children. The findings strongly suggest that the killings, hostage taking, and other abuses rise to the level of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said.

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Moadamyeh's besiege of Damascus countryside:10 children have been killed due to the lack of medicine and food

The Syrian Network for Human Rights

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Moadamyeh is located west of Damascus city in East Ghouta, administratively affiliated to Darya district of  Damascus countryside, the current population is 12 thousand people.

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The second largest chemical weapons attack on civilians in the modern era, Documenting Chemical weapon massacre in Damascus countryside 21/8/2013

The Syrian Network for Human Rights

613  victims have been documented ; including 578 civilians: 131 children, 136 women and, in addition to 9000 injuries

Prepared by : Syrian Network for Human Rights.

Period Covered: 21/8/2013 , Date of issue: 26/8/2013

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Special Report on Use of Chemical Weapons in Damascus Suburbs In Eastern Gotas

Violations Documentation Center in Syria (VDC)

22 August 2013

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During the first hours of Wednesday 21st August 2013, the regime committed another horrific crime against civilians leaving hundreds death and casualties in an area that had been already bombarded by the regime forces on daily basis, and that had been besieged for long months, which made it impossible to provide the simplest needs of life for hundreds of thousands of the residents.

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Chemical Massacre in Ghouta

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

This report covers the days from August 21, 2013 to September 1, 2013. DCHRS was able to document 678 victims who were killed by chemical weapons. However, DCHRS is certain that the number of victims exceeded 1,600 as a result of the large area that was affected and the lack of medical equipment, which in turn caused many people to die from suffocation. .......Details

Reports by the Violations Documentation Centre - VDC

Violations Documentation Center in Syria (VDC)

Witness Reports

Special Reports

Area-Specific Reports

Statistical Reports

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Reports by the Syrian Network for Human Rights

The Syrian Network for Human Rights

Targeting a line of four thousand People

The Death Toll for March 2014

Three years Harvest

More than 330 barrel bombs in Darya Alone

Prisoners in Syria

Drowning victims

Victims of Cold

Extensive research about Islamic State of Iraq and Levant Organization (ISIL)

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SYRIA: Political activist Yahia Sharbji

Special Report

Activsit Yahia Sharbji

Yahia Sharbji, political activist who believes in non-violence solutions, was born on January, 21st, 1979 in Daryaa, Damascus County.  Yahiya studied in Science department at Damascus University, but he did not continue his studies because he was arrested with a group of his friends on May, 3rd, 2003. He was one of Daryya youth group,  A group of youth who are Muslims and they believed in non-violence solutions to all the society problems through being active in different domains in life. This group was active between 1989 and 2003. 

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Lost in Syria's Black Hole for Doing Their Jobs

Human Rights Watch

The Syrian government has arbitrarily disappeared and tortured peaceful political activists, journalists, humanitarian workers, doctors and lawyers. These are their stories........Details

Syria: Oral Intervention of human rights NGOs at UN Human Rights Council

Joint Oral Intervention

United Nations Human Rights Council:  24th Session
Item 4: ID COI Syria:  Oral Intervention

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS)
17 September, 2013
Delivered by: Mathieu Routier

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In an Oral Intervention to the Human Rights Council: Human Rights Organizations Call for Justice in Syria

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

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The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Human Rights (EMHRN) and number of Syrian Human Rights Organizations presented an oral intervention on the ongoing atrocities in Syria to the UN Human Rights Council today, 17 September 2013.  The intervention came in the framework of the 24th session of the Council, which is currently convened in Geneva and which is scheduled to continue until 27 September 2013.

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