A new survey has ranked Damascus as the least livable city in the world for the second year running with observers attributing the reason to the rampant sectarian militias and the ongoing crimes against civilians, especially daily detention of civilians. Activists said that the results of the survey, which was conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), were in tune with human rights groups’ reports accusing the Assad regime and…
A French newspaper published drawings illustrating the horrors taking place inside the prisons of the Assad regime. The drawings were drawn by a Syrian artists who experienced these horrors during his detention in one of Assad’s prisons following the outbreak of the Syrian revolution. In an article published by the French newspaper Liberation under the title “bureaucracy of death,” Syrian artist Najah Albukai recounts through his sketches the barbarism of…
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the Assad regime to give answers for questions about the death of detainees in its prisons following the regime’s issuance of death notices for thousands of detainees who died in its prisons. It stressed the need for achieving justice by holding those responsible for crimes to account. “A slip of paper with a date of death is no answer. The Syrian government, which is…
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday warned that the lives of one million Syrian children living in Idlib could be at risk as the Assad regime forces and Russia have stepped up bombardment of residential areas and vital centers in the province. Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said that said that 28 children have reportedly been killed in Idlib and western…
The United Nations on Monday launched two media campaigns to protect humanitarian workers under the title "Not a target" and another one calling for protecting civilians in Syria. A rights group said that 10,204 civilians were killed in Syria in 2017. In a statement, the UN said that civilians and humanitarian workers are not targets, stressing that civilians must be spared the fighting. It added: "Help protect civilians be in…
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