The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) slammed the decrees issued by the Assad regime as farcical, noting that their application is limited to individuals and groups that the regime wishes to pardon, especially criminals, perpetrators of misdemeanors and violations, and does not include activists who took part in the popular peaceful anti-regime movement. In a report issued on Tuesday, the rights group said that it would take the Assad…
As many as 43 Syrian rights groups and civil organizations called on the Assad regime to immediately release political prisoners and stop further arrests in order to prevent the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the detention centers. In a joint statement issued on Monday, the organizations called for urgent, concrete measures to force the Assad regime to give the relevant international authorities access to detention centers. They also called…
The Assad regime continues to kill detainees in its prisons, as three brothers from Dara’a province died under torture about a year and a half of detention. Another detainee from the district of Harasta, east of the capital, Damascus, was killed under torture as well. Local activists said that the three brothers are from the town of Ibtaa in rural Dara’a. They are: Haitham, Hussam and Ahmad Abu Halawa. Their…
The Assad regime forces and their allied militias continue to violate the ceasefire which entered its third week as they continue with attempts to advance on opposition-held territories and issue threats of resumption of hostilities in northwestern Syria. Assad regime forces on Thursday tried to advance on the town of Al-Fatiri in southern rural Idlib under cover of artillery and rocket fire. The Assad regime, Iranian militias, and Russia brought…
Many people on Thursday fled the town of Jelin in western rural Dara’a to escape renewed shelling by the Assad regime on the town and for fear of reprisal by regime forces. Local activists said that many households fled their homes in Jelin and the nearby Al-Masaken housing complex towards the town of Tal Shihab and other towns in the Yarmouk Basin in western rural Dara’a. At least eight people…
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