Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

SYRIAN MILITARY ASSAULT AGAINST PROTESTERS MUST END

SYRIAN MILITARY ASSAULT AGAINST PROTESTERS MUST END

The Syrian government’s brutal reaction to its people’s
demand for change has reached a new and outrageous low, Amnesty International
said today, as army tanks continued to shell residential areas in the southern
city of Dera’a.

After the Syrian army deployed in Dera’a early on Monday,
tanks were used to shell civilian buildings, sources told Amnesty
International.

Re: Syria – Risk of massacre and ongoing extrajudicial executions

Re: Syria –
Risk of massacre and ongoing extrajudicial executions

Excel list of 49 individuals who were killed during the
protests.
 

Syria acceded to the International Covenant on Civil and
Political Rights (ICCPR) on 21 April 1969 and the Convention against Torture
(CAT) on 19 August 2004

Mr Special Rapporteur,

Alkarama and the Damascus Centre for Human Rights Studies
write to share our concern regarding the situation of the Syrian army blockade
on the port city of Banias, following an intensification of the four-week long
disturbance that has left many dead throughout Syria, as we have communicated
to you previously. On Sunday night, Banias was cordoned off by the military
and, as tanks fanned out, access to medical services was blocked and
communications were interrupted.

World Should Impose Sanctions on Leadership, International Inquiry Needed after Killings of Protesters

 Syria: World Should Impose Sanctions on Leadership,
International Inquiry Needed after Killings of Protesters

 (New York, April 24, 2011) – The United Nations should
set-up an international inquiry into the fatal shootings by Syria’s security
forces of peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today after the killing
of protesters in 14 separate towns on April 22, 2011. The inquiry should also
examine other human rights violations committed since anti-government protests
began in mid-March.

Announcement of incomplete reforms while repression is ongoing

SYRIA: Announcement of incomplete reforms while repression
is ongoing

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Copenhagen, April 21, 2011. The Euro-Mediterranean Human
Rights Network (EMHRN) denounces the attitude of the Syrian authorities who
claim to meet the demands of protesters by proclaiming incomplete reforms,
while continuing repression at the expense of severe human rights violations.

Call for an independent and impartial investigation into severe human rights violations

SYRIA: Call for an independent and impartial investigation into
severe human rights violations

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Copenhagen – 15 April 2011.

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) is
deeply alarmed about the increasing number of severe human rights violations
committed by security forces against civilians and peaceful demonstrators in
Syria. After four weeks of unrest in the country, at least 200 people have been
killed, mainly by live ammunition fired by the security forces. The EMHRN has
also recorded the names of more than 700 persons who have been arbitrarily
detained.

ARRESTED PROTESTORS REPORT TORTURE

ARRESTED PROTESTORS REPORT TORTURE

Fifty-two people detained in connection with continuing
popular protests in Syria have been released; six of them have been charged and
face trial. Four others are still detained but no longer held incommunicado,
while five continue to be held incommunicado and the status and whereabouts of
76 others remain unknown. Hundreds of protestors are believed to be detained
incommunicado at unknown locations across Syria, amid reports of torture and
other ill-treatment.

Arab League Reaffirmation Syria

Arab League Reaffirmation Syria

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Excellency,

As chair of the Arab group for the month of April, I wish to
inform the permanent mission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the united
nations, in its capacity as a chair of the Asian Group for the month of April,
that the Arab group, at its meeting which was held on April 11 2011 at the ambassadorial
level, reaffirmed the full support of the Arab Group to the endorsement by the
Asian Group on 21 January 2011 of the candidature of the Syrian Arab republic
to membership on the Human Right Council for the term 2011-2014, in the election
to be hold on 20 May2011 during the 65th regular session of the
united nations general Assembly.

Syria Pledges

Note verbale dated 1 March 2011 from the Permanent Mission
of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the President of
the General Assembly

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The Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the
United Nations presents its compliments to the President of the General
Assembly at its sixty-fifth session, and, in reference to the candidature of
the Syrian Arab Republic to the membership of the Human Rights Council for the
term 2011-2014 in the election to be held in May 2011, which was endorsed by
the Asian Group at its meeting of 21 January 2011, has the honour to transmit
herewith an aide-memoire, in Arabic and English, containing the voluntary
pledges and commitments of the Syrian Arab Republic, in accordance with General
Assembly resolution 60/251, entitled “Human Rights Council” (see annex).