Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

SYRIAN BROTHERS HELD BY INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

SYRIAN BROTHERS HELD BY INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

Syrian brothers ‘Abd al-Rahman Hammada and Wa’el Hammada,
who have been detained since 30 April and 12 May respectively, are now believed
to be held incommunicado at one of the three Air Force Security branches in the
capital Damascus. Reports suggest that they have been tortured or otherwise
ill-treated.

UN Security Council: Demand End to Syria Crackdown

Discontent on Libya Should Not Deter Action by Emerging
Powers

(New York, June 11, 2011) – United Nations Security Council
members should support a resolution demanding an immediate end to the Syrian
government’s brutal crackdown against largely peaceful demonstrators, Human
Rights Watch said today. According to the UN Office of the High Commissioner
for Human Rights (OHCHR), “non-governmental organizations and others are now
reporting that the number of men, women and children killed since the protests
began in March has exceeded 1,100, with up to 10,000 or more detained.”

Fears for Syrian child protesters amid fresh reports of deaths

Fears for Syrian child protesters amid fresh reports of
deaths

Amnesty International urged the Syrian authorities to
protect child protesters amid fresh reports of young people being tortured and
killed. Video evidence has emerged in recent days of two new cases
of teenagers – Thamer al-Sahri and Nazir ‘Abd al-Kader – dying after receiving
injuries caused by beatings and gunshot wounds.

We are not going to shoot you, we are with you, a Syrian soldier speaks

‘We are not going to shoot you; we are with you’: a
Syrian soldier speaks

He is a 21-year-old soldier and illiterate. But this young
man does not need to read and write to know that shooting at unarmed protesters
by government forces is wrong.

He was ordered to shoot, refused to do so, and in late April
joined protesters calling for the fall of the Syrian regime in Damascus. With
the help of protesters he then returned to Tell Kalakh

Syria: Amnesty must be completed and accompanied by immediate End to Killings

Syria: Amnesty must be completed and accompanied by
immediate End to Killings

Copenhagen – 3 June 2011: While the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) welcomes
the Legislative Decree No. 61 of May 30 granting “general amnesty for crimes
committed before 31 May 2011”, it reiterates its deepest concern as for the
fate of hundreds of prisoners of conscience who remain in detention as well as
for persistent threats on human rights activists and peaceful protestors in the
country.