Deyaa Al Abdullah, a known poet and writer, was disappeared by the Syrian Political Security forces on 29 June 2011. His family has no news from him since this day. Thirty eight years old, Al Abdullah usually lives with his family in a village named Al Tha’lah in the Al Swedah region. He is a known poet and the author of a number of publications. He was already detained due to his writings in 1999, only being released nearly a year later following a general amnesty, without any judicial procedures having been opened against him.
On 4 September, Ayo Jwan, a young activist and human rights defender, was disappeared from his home in Al Hasakah by members of the Political Security.
His family has no news from him since this date. Ayo Jwan is 30 years old and lives with his family in Ras Al Ain, Al Hasakah, Syria.
For the second time this year, the Human Rights Council met
today to consider the human rights situation in Syria, resulting in the
adoption of Resolution A/HRC/S-17/L.1.
Lebanon: Alkarama commends Lebanon release of
wrongfully-detained Syrian refugees
All Syrian refugees detained by the Lebanese authorities for
being in the country illegally have been released this week. Following their
release, Prime Minister Mikati declared on Arab television channel Al-Arabiya
that his government will "look at the issue of Syrian refugees … from a
purely humanitarian angle, away from politics".
Alkarama is concerned at the ongoing
widespread violation of human rights in Syria. On 14 June 2011, we submitted a
new communication regarding a further 80 people who have been extra-judicially
executed by the security forces, some dying under torture to the Special
Rapporteur on Extra-judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions. Alkarama was
also able to collect information regarding three individuals who died under
torture, including two minors, as described below:
Mr Mohammad Al-Ashtar is aged 38 years and works as a
bricklayer. He is married with seven children and usually lives with his family
in Al Mazare’ region, Al Rastan, Homs, Syria. On 13 May 2011, Mr Mohammad Al-Ashtar went to the Al Rastan
Police Station – Muderiatte Al Mintaka – to file a complaint regarding the
theft of personal items. He was immediately arrested, before being enforced
Syria: Arrest and detention of three protest leaders
Messrs Al Sahyoni
Since the beginning of the protests in Syria, thousands of
arbitrary arrests, disappearances and human rights abuses have been, and
continue to be, committed by the authorities with total impunity. Human rights
activists and campaigners have in particular been targeted by the security
Dr Mohamed Jamal Al Tahhan is aged 54 years and married with
four children. He usually lives with his family in Al Miridyan region, Aleppo.
He is a member at the Arab Writers’ Union as well as the Federation of Arab
Journalists. Mr Al Tahhan holds a PhD in philosophy and is the author of many
books such as Makers of civilization.
Lebanon: 8 Syrians seeking refuge in Lebanon risk
In recent weeks, Lebanon witnessed the arrival of Syrian
citizens escaping escalating violence in Syria. A large number of individuals
living close to the Lebanese border (mainly from the Syrian city of Tal Kalakh)
have fled into Lebanon, finding shelter in the country with relatives, host
families and even in schools.
On 2 May 2011, 27 protestors were arrested in Daraa and
brought before the General Prosecutor. They are accused of "inciting to demonstrate
and repeat slogans which undermine the reputation of the State".