As many as 14 rights groups on Wednesday called for the immediate release of detainees from Homs Central Prison and for the immediate answering for their demands regarding an end to ill-treatment and the long arbitrary detention. The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) along with 13 other human rights organizations called for an end to the transfer of detainees from Homs Central Prison to military and field courts such…
The Free Syrian Army groups repelled at least nine attempts by the Assad regime forces and their allied sectarian militias to advance on western rural Damascus, killing 220 militants, including senior commanders. Jabal al-Sheikh Brigades Union, the largest FSA umbrella group operating in western Ghouta, on Tuesday published figures detailing the losses suffered by Assad’s forces and their allies since the start of the offensive they launched on the towns…
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that the Assad regime forces and their allies continue to impose brutal siege on at least 350,000 civilians in eastern Ghouta near Damascus despite the signing off on Russia-brokered “de-escalation zones agreement.” In a report released on Tuesday, the Network said that the five-year siege has so far led to the death of no fewer than 397 civilians due to starvation and…
More than 1,100 children are suffering from acute malnutrition in the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, the UN children’s fund UNICEF said Monday. Based on surveys done in recent months, UNICEF said 1,114 children were suffering from various forms of malnutrition, including the most dangerous form, known as “severe acute malnutrition.” Spokeswoman Monica Awad said assessments in the past three months found 232 children suffering severe acute malnutrition,…
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it had documented the deaths of 34 detainees under torture, mostly in the prisons of the Assad regime. In a report released on Sunday, the monitoring group said that the “de-escalation zones agreement” has not reduced the scale of torture in the prisons of the Assad regime and extremist groups. "The crimes that the international community, specifically guarantors of those agreements,…
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