A female Swedish activist said that the militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) had committed war crimes against Assyrians in Syria. She said that “many journalists and activists are blind and deaf in front of the truth as they don’t want to see behind the scene.” The Anadolu news agency quoted Swedish-Syrian Assyrian activist Caroline Envia Khamo as saying that hat the PYD militia “were committing arbitrary killings, and…
The Guardian newspaper highlighted the responsibility of European countries to prosecute war criminals in Syria, chief among them is Bashar al-Assad a few weeks after the issuance of warrants and the filing of dozens of criminal complaints in a number of European countries against Assad regime officials responsible for torture of detainees. An opinion article by Natalie Nougayrède on Friday said that the arrests in Germany and France of three…
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned that Syrian children are dying at an alarming rate in the refugee camp of Rukban near the Jordanian border, with at least one death reported every five days since the beginning of the year. In a statement on Wednesday, the agency said that of the 12 children who have died already this year, five were newborn babies. One month ago, UNICEF warned that freezing…
The international community’s chilling complacency towards wide-scale human rights violations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has emboldened governments to commit appalling violations during 2018 by giving them the sense that they need never fear facing justice, said Amnesty International as it published a review of human rights in the region last year. The rights watchdog group on Tuesday said that the Assad regime forces “continued to commit…
Nine Syrian refugees in Sweden filed lawsuits against 25 senior Assad regime officials with the aim of having international arrest warrants issued for them for being involved in "torture in prisons and enforced disappearances.” These move followed similar action that has already been taken in several European countries, most notably France and Germany. Earlier this month, three former Assad regime security officials suspected of crimes against humanity were arrested in…
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