News from Syria

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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Take Action Now : Syria: “Their freedom is their right” campaign names Bassel Khartabil prisoner of the month in August 2016


Cairo/Beirut - “Their freedom is their right” (“#حريتهم_حقهم”) is a campaign for defending the rights of prisoners of conscience launched by Maharat Foundation and the…

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Syria: Office of Violations Documentation Center (VDC) in Damascus Al-Ghouta attacked


The Violations Documentation Centre in Syria (VDC) reported that a Syrian government jet fighter attacked the office of VDC in Douma city which is located in Al-Ghouta, a suburb of the capital Damascus.…

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