The Assad regime is using intimidation to secure new recruits by forcing the young men who have been forcibly displaced from eastern Ghouta to join its forces, with activists saying that as many as 9,000 young men have been forcibly recruited. According to local activists, the Assad regime is seeking to recruit new troops from residents of eastern Ghouta who have been transferred to temporary shelters in the outskirts of…
Victims of torture by the Assad regime have filed criminal complaint against Assad in law courts in the Austrian capital of Vienna, citing the arbitrary arrests and torture of hundreds of thousands of civilians. The victims accused the Assad regime’s military intelligence, the air force intelligence, and the general security branch of systematic torture of detainees in the prisons they run. The accusations also included murder, extermination, causing serious physical…
Syrian human rights groups called on the European Union, Great Britain and the United States to boycott the UN Conference on Disarmament because it will be chaired by the Assad regime. The conference began on Tuesday and will continue throughout the next month. Up to ten human rights groups said that participation in the conference is an affront to "human values" and is tantamount to "awarding a medal of honor…
With fighting in the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees is over, the Assad regime forces are barring civilians who fled the southern Damascus suburb from returning to their homes under the pretext that the area was not safe. Assad’s militiamen, meanwhile, continue to pillage the district, with activists publishing photos and videos showing Assad militias stealing and looting property of the displaced people. Local media outlets said that the Assad…
Dozens of people in Al-Hasaka province in eastern Syria on Friday protested against the crimes and violent practices of the militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) against Syrian civilians in the areas under the militia’s control. The Syrian Coalition earlier said that the PYD militia is copying the same repressive policies the Assad regime pursues to terrorize and intimidate the Syrian people. Activists in Al-Hasaka city said that dozens…
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