Former detainees in Assad’s prisons have filed a lawsuit against 17 prominent figures linked to the Assad regime, accusing them of torture in prisons and of violating human rights. Thirteen former detainees filed the lawsuit to the Public Prosecutor General of the Federal Court of Justice in Germany, supported by human rights organizations and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The plaintiffs accused officers in the Syrian army, officials…
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it had recorded 39 massacres that took place in Syria during the month of October, 27 of which were committed by the Assad regime forces. In a report published on Wednesday, the monitoring group said that Russian forces were responsible for 42% of the total number of the massacres, while the international coalition forces were responsible for 24% more. The Network…
Russia one again announced it was opposing a draft UN resolution to extend the mandate of an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria hours after it rejected a report by the international inquiry blaming the Assad regime for a deadly toxic gas attack. Moscow had previously vetoed nine UN Security Council draft resolutions condemning the Assad regime, with members of the Council expressing outrage over the Russian decision.…
Trump administration officials told Congress that there's no need to update the authorization that originally targeted terrorists responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks and has now been stretched to cover anti-terror operations in over a dozen countries. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that any attempt to place time limits or geographical constraints in a new Authorization for…
The US State department slammed the Assad regime to end its siege of Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta and allow relief workers aid tens of thousands of residents there. "Assad Regime must end the siege of East Ghouta, Syria now. News of United Nations Aid is positive but children and families are still on the verge of starvation. Holding innocent families hostage is abhorrent.” "Food and medicine are not political…
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