The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has called on the Assad regime to disclose information regarding the circumstances of the death of media activist and open-web promoter Bassel Khartabil, also known as Bassel Safadi. Khartabil’s family last week shared information about his execution in the prisons of the Assad regime back in 2015. In a statement released on Thursday, UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova condemned the killing of…
A Syrian human-rights activist and former detainee on Tuesday presented the US Holocaust Memorial Museum with names of fellow prisoners to be put on display in order to convey to the world the atrocities being committed by the Assad regime forces against detainees. A report by the New York Times on Wednesday detailed how Mansour Omari presented the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's research and preservation center on Tuesday with scraps…
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said that that attempts to reproduce the Assad regime will not succeed, stressing his party’s rejection to the restoration of official relations between the Lebanese government and the Assad regime. Geagea warned that some Lebanese parties "are trying to use Lebanon and the Lebanese government to bestow legitimacy on Bashar al-Assad's regime," shortly after a cabinet session witnessed controversy over an expected visit by some…
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday said a UN commission probing war crimes in Syria should continue its work, despite the resignation of prosecutor Carla Del Ponte from the panel. Guterres regrets Del Ponte’s decision to resign, but stresses the “importance of accountability for crimes against civilians during the conflict,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters. “He supports the continued work of the commission as an important and integral…
Carla del Ponte, member of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said on Sunday she was quitting due to lack of political backing from the UN Security Council to the panel’s investigation into human rights violations and war crimes being committed in Syria. "I am quitting this commission, which is not backed by any political will," Del Ponte said, adding that her role was just an "alibi." "I have…
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