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Two brothers among 1,770 Palestinian refugees 'disappeared' in Assad's prisons: AGPS

Oct 29, 2020

Palestinian brothers Waseem and Anas Mahmoud Muhahi have been secretly held in Syrian regime dungeons since October 2012. Both were kidnapped from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees south of Damascus.

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) reports that the whereabouts and conditions of both brothers are shrouded in mystery, adding that dozens of members of the extended family had been subjected to imprisonment and fatal torture in the Assad regime’s prisons.

Infamous Assad regime torturer given refugee status in Sweden: report

Sweden has reportedly awarded refugee status to a senior Syrian regime interrogator, known to have personally tortured dozens of Syrians dissidents to death in the regime's infamous 'Palestine Branch' prison in Damascus and supervised the torture of hundreds more.

Japanese researcher, activist dedicates Master's thesis on Assad's genocide to Syrian freedom

After three years of hard work and research, Ichiko Yamada, a Japanese researcher, obtained a Master’s degree from the University of Tokyo specializing in Genocide Studies with a thesis entitled ‘A Study on the Mechanism of Genocide Within the Broader Concept - The Issue of Genocide Against Civilians in the Syrian Revolution’.

Family identify son among 'Caesar' torture photos

Jun 27, 2020

Writer Adnan Al-Ziraii’s family confirmed that they had identified his photo today (above left, alongside an earlier photo of him) amongst the latest tranche of Caesar photos to be released, with the heartbreaking discovery providing verification that he had died under torture in an Assad regime prison.

Over 14,300 people tortured to death in Syria: report

Jun 26, 2020

A total of 14,388 people have been documented as being tortured to death in Syrian civil war since March 2011 – an average of just over four people per day - with the vast majority of these killed by Bashar al-Assad’s regime, according to a new report from the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR).

Ahead of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, SNHR, which documents violations of civil rights, prepared a special report for the Anadolu Agency on victims killed under torture in Syria

Russia quits UN system aimed at protecting hospitals, aid in Syria

Jun 26, 2020

Russia has quit a United Nations arrangement that aimed to protect hospitals and humanitarian aid deliveries in Syria from being hit by the warring parties, according to a UN note to aid groups seen on Thursday.

The Russian move comes after an internal UN inquiry in April found it was “highly probable” that the Syrian regime or its allies carried out attacks on three healthcare facilities, a school and a refuge for children in northwest Syria last year.

Isn’t it time to revoke Asma Al-Assad’s British citizenship?

Jun 25, 2020

By Zaki Kaf Al-Ghazal

UAE training Syrian regime intelligence agents, providing aid to Damascus

Jun 24, 2020

The United Arab Emirates has been found to be training Syrian military intelligence officers and providing aid to the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad, reveals a report by the French-language site Orient XXI.

No sweet victory for Assad as economy collapses and U.S. sanctions hit

Just last year, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad seemed on the brink of crowning military victories by easing his diplomatic isolation and recovering more of Syria without a bullet being fired.

Not only had the U.S.-allied Kurdish PKK invited Assad’s forces back to the northeast, but businessmen from the once hostile United Arab Emirates visited Damascus to scout out investment opportunities and regional trade had started to pick up.

Air raids on Suwayda, Deir Ezzor leave dead and wounded amongst Assad’s militias

Jun 24, 2020

Aerial bombardment of rural areas of As-Suwayda and Deir Ezzor in Syria on Tuesday evening reportedly killed and wounded several Assad regime militiamen.

The regime's ‘SANA’ agency claimed that regime air defenses responded to the planes which carried out the bombing of the militias’ bases.

SANA claimed that the bombardment targeted the Kabbagb area, west of Deir Ezzor and the Al-Sukhna area, in addition to sites near the city of Sallakh, in the south of As-Suwayda.

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