British lawyers representing Syrian refugees in Jordan have made a request to the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor to open an investigation into the Assad regime after submitting evidence of regime forces carrying out crimes against humanity. The case is being brought on behalf of 28 Syrians currently in refugee camps in Jordan; they testify to being shot at, detained, tortured and exiled, as well as having witnessed massacres committed…
A Turkish relief organization called for the immediate, unconditioned release of women and children from the prisons of the Assad regime as it stressed the importance of referring those involved in violations to the International Criminal Court. The calls were made during a side-event the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) held at the UN Geneva Office on Wednesday to raise awareness about women and children in the prisons of the Assad…
UK Minister of State for the Middle East and International Development Alistair Burt reiterated his country’s deep concerns about Hezbollah’s “destabilizing actions” in the region. In remarks he made during a visit to Beirut on Wednesday, Burt said: “I came to Lebanon at an important time. Last week, the UK government proscribed Hezbollah in its entirety.” “My government took this decision for the sole and simple reason that we can…
The United States is urging Lebanon to comply with a request from Germany to extradite chief of Syria's Air Force Intelligence Directorate Jamil Hassan to stand trial for crimes against humanity in connection with widespread torture in Syrian detention centers, US Department of State spokesman Robert Palladino said in a press release. "The United States would welcome any decision by the Government of Lebanon that would facilitate the lawful extradition…
An international human rights group submitted a memorandum to the International Criminal Court calling for the Assad regime to be held accountable for the forcible displacement of more than one million people to Jordan. It noted that the ICC had the mandate to launch an investigation in Amman as Jordan is a ‘State Party’ to the Rome Statute. In a press release issued on Monday, The Guernica Center for International…
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