Palestinian civil society organizations and the Palestinian People's Committees called on all international parties and human rights organizations, especially the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to put pressure on the Assad regime to stop the pillage and confiscation of civilian property in the Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus. In a joint statement, the organizations and Committees condemned the widespread looting and…
Syrian lawyers and law experts in Austria are preparing to file lawsuits against the Assad regime, having succeeded in their efforts in other European countries such as France, Germany and Sweden. Victims of torture in Syria as well as Syrian and international human rights organizations will file a complaint with the Austrian government to launch investigations into systematic torture that the Assad regime has used since the outbreak of the…
Assad’s militiamen in western rural Hama killed two women and burned their bodies after they refused to pay them money to be allowed to harvest their crops. According to local media outlets, the victims were killed by a group of militiamen, widely known as the shabiha forces, headed by Qassar Al-Daba’an near the town of Al-Jilama on Tuesday. Local activists said that Al-Daba’an shot the two women and ordered their…
An independent rights group has released a new report on victims of attacks by the Russian forces since the start of the Russian direct military intervention in Syria in September 2015. In report entitled ‘World Cup in Russia is mixed with the blood of 6,133 Syrians who were killed by Russia," the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) pointed out that at least 6,133 civilians have been killed in attacks…
Syrian artist Farid Abu Rajab drew a mural of the slain media activist Ibrahim Al-Munajir in the town of Nawa in western rural Dara’a to pay tribute to Munajir and in recognition of the efforts Syrian media activists are making under these difficult circumstances. Abu Rajab, who is known for drawing many murals depicting people, said that the drawing was a token of gratitude for the efforts Munajir made before…
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