News from Syria

Syria: “Rising for Freedom” magazine banned and journalists sentenced to prison, as VDC offices attacked by mob


“Rising for Freedom” (Talaana Aaharih) magazine has been banned in Douma, Syria and two of its journalists sentenced to prison over an article published earlier this year. The offices of the…

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Syria: Rights groups condemn extrajudicial execution of human rights defender and software engineer Bassel Khartabil


The family of Bassel Khartabil, a Syrian-Palestinian software engineer and free speech activist, confirmed that he had been subjected to an extrajudicial execution in October 2015. The undersigned human…

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Syria: More than 5 years on the detention of Bassel Khartabil


Over five years since he was detained, the whereabouts of human rights defender and software engineer, Bassel Khartabil, remain unknown. Bassel Khartabil is a computer engineer who worked in software…

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Syria: Razan Zaitouneh spends another birthday in captivity with her colleagues


On 29 April 2017, on the occasion of Syrian human rights defender Razan Zaitouneh’s birthday, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights reiterates calls for her immediate release. She is spending it in captivity…

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Syria: Abducted Activists’ Whereabouts Remain Unknown / 3 Years on, No Word on Douma 4


  The prominent Syrian human rights defenders Razan Zaitouneh, Samira Al-Khalil, Wa’el Hamada and Nazim Hammadi, who remain missing three years after armed men abducted them, should be released…

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Syria: Free Human Rights Lawyer Khalil Ma’touq Held for 4 Years


Renewed calls for Khalil Ma’touq’s release on 4th anniversary of detention (Geneva, New York, October 04, 2016) – Syria should immediately release the Human Rights Lawyer Khalil Ma’touq and…

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