Dozens of organizations in a joint statement on Friday demanded the immediate release of three prominent Syrian rights activists including journalist Mazen Darwish, who have been held since February 2012. "The Syrian government should immediately and unconditionally release the arbitrarily detained human rights defender Mazen Darwish" and his colleagues Hussein Ghreir and Hani Zaitani, said the statement signed by 79 groups including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Reporters Without…
The interim Ministry of Communications, Transportation and Industry held a meeting yesterday “to develop the performance of the Ministry in the presence of interim Prime Minister Ahmed Tomeh and interim Minister of Telecommunications Mohammad Yasin Najjar. Tomeh praised the work of the Ministry and its performance over the past period despite the insufficiency of resources. Najjar praised the efforts made by the staff of the Ministry, pointing out that it…
Activists said that regime forces continue to extort civilians and loot houses in areas still under their control. There has been lately high increase in extortion of civilians at the regime’s checkpoints, especially in the city of Hama. Regime forces manning these checkpoints stop civilians to search their mobile phones, and under the pretext of finding anti-regime material they humiliate the civilians and confiscate their mobile phones. Activists also said…
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) documented 243 people killed under torture in the prisons of the Assad regime in August. The Network said in a report released today that the number of victims of systematic torture exceeds 5,281, including 94 children and 32 women since March 2011. It is worth mentioning that a public hearing session was held in Washington in late July in front of the House…
The Syrian interim government held its 29th periodic meeting on Friday and Saturday in its headquarters in Gaziantep, Turkey. Ahmad Tomeh, Interim Prime Minister, began the meeting by referring to the importance of the work of the recently-formed committee for the re-evaluation of the status of staff workers and their salaries, pointing to the need to correct the previous errors related to the recruitment process in the Interim Government. The…
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