Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

Syria: Arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Messrs. Osama Nassar, Mutaz Mourad, Mohammad Alammar and Anas Al-Shughriþ

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The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about
the arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Messrs. Osama Nassar, Mutaz
Mourad, Mohammad Alammar and Anas Al-Shughri, four community-level social
activists involved in activities promoting non violence, democratic reforms,
the lift of the state of emergency, the right to freedom of peaceful assembly,
national reconciliation, the release of prisoners of conscience and the fight
against corruption. During the past months, they have monitored and alerted on
human rights violations committed during the repression of the peaceful protest
movement.

Is there a scorched earth policy in Syria?

Is there a scorched earth policy in Syria?

The road south from the southern Turkish town of Hatay rises
steeply through verdant agricultural land. At the small border village of
Guvecci I get out of the car and immediately see dozens of men sitting on the
edge of the road or otherwise milling about the stone houses, waiting.

KURDISH POLITICAL ACTIVIST AT RISK OF TORTURE

KURDISH POLITICAL ACTIVIST AT RISK OF TORTURE

Kurdish political activist and human rights lawyer, Sabri
Mirza, has been held at an unknown location following his arrest in Qamishly,
northern Syria, on 13 June. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment
and may be a prisoner of conscience detained solely for peacefully expressing
his political views.

Killing of civilians and humanitarian crisis on Syrian Turkish border

Killing of
civilians and humanitarian crisis on Syrian Turkish border

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June 17, 2011 – The
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Damascus Center for
Human Rights Studies (DCHRS) are deeply concerned about the violent crackdown
on inhabitants around Syrian Turkish border. 
According to local sources, in the last few days, more than 130 persons
died, 100 were wounded and over 2000 were arbitrarily arrested in the village
of Jisr al-Shoghour and around the city of Idleb.

HUNDREDS OF PRISONERS RELEASED IN SYRIA

HUNDREDS OF PRISONERS RELEASED IN SYRIA

Hundreds of people arrested during protests in Syria have
now been released, some individually in previous months and some following a
“general amnesty” on 31 May 2011. Nonetheless, arrests continue on a daily
basis and hundreds of people remain in incommunicado detention, where they are
at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.