A film depicting the suffering of Syrian refugees won the best film and best actress awards in the Irish capital of Dublin. The film, Misafir, by Turkish director Andaç Haznedaroğlu, was praised by many Irish film lovers and foreign diplomats in Dublin. A photo exhibition titled ‘Migration in the Lenses of Syrian Refugees’ was held on the sidelines of the film festival which was held in the historic building of…
The Assad regime, supported by Russia, is carrying out a deliberate and systematic assault on hospitals and other medical facilities in Idlib and Hama, Amnesty International said on Friday, as it shared harrowing new testimony from shattered medical workers in the region. While the UN Security Council was meeting to discuss the situation in Syria, Amnesty urged action as it called for Russia to be pressured over the deliberate targeting…
The UN Security Council on Friday held an emergency meeting at the request of Germany, Belgium and Kuwait to discuss the situation in Idlib province. Several countries expressed concern about a new humanitarian crisis in the region during the meeting which came as a follow-up to the closed session the Council held last week. UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo said that the military escalation by the regime and Russia…
Swedish prosecution authorities responded promptly to the first criminal complaint filed in Sweden on torture in Syria. Since April, four of altogether nine Syrian plaintiffs – all of them torture survivors now residing in Sweden – gave witness evidence to the War Crimes Unit. On 19 February 2019, these Syrian women and men had submitted a criminal complaint under the principle of universal jurisdiction against senior Assad regime officials. "We…
Belgium, Germany, and Kuwait on Wednesday requested an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the Assad regime and its allies’ ongoing onslaught on rural Idlib and Hama. The calls came as the humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating as a result of the intensifying bombardment on populated areas and civilian centers in northwestern Syria. The public meeting, expected to be held this week, would follow up on a…
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