The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) has reported that the Assad regime is responding to the growing demonstrations against the worsening living conditions in many parts of Syria with force and aggression.
In its monthly report on the human rights situation in Syria, the rights group disclosed that during the month of August, 97 civilians lost their lives, including 22 children, three women, and a media worker. The report also documents the deaths of 10 individuals due to torture.
The report further revealed that there were at least 223 cases of arbitrary arrests in Syria during August, involving 14 children and 17 women. The majority of these cases occurred at the hands of the Assad regime forces, primarily in the provinces of Rural Damascus, Damascus, and subsequently Idlib.
Additionally, the report recorded nine attacks on vital civilian infrastructure during the reporting period, with seven of these attributed to the Assad regime forces. Among these attacks, five targeted educational facilities.
The SNHR also observed a surge in demonstrations, with thousands of citizens participating in anti-regime protests in Daraa and Suwayda, along with anti-regime demonstrations in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Latakia, Tartous, and Aleppo. Many of these protests placed responsibility for the country’s deteriorating conditions on Bashar al-Assad and called for regime change.
The SNHR called upon the Security Council to take further action following the issuance of UN Resolution 2254. It emphasized the necessity of referring Syria to the International Criminal Court and holding all parties involved accountable, including the Russian regime, following its proven involvement in war crimes.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)