Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

Syrian authorities target prominent dissident and teenage son

authorities are feared to be torturing a prominent dissident and his teenage son
for their involvement in peaceful protests, their lawyer has told Amnesty
International.Walid al-Bunni
has been detained incommunicado since he was arrested from his Damascus hiding
place on 6 August along with his 18-year-old son Mu’ayad, who is not believed
to have taken part in the demonstrations.

Crimes against humanity in Syria : the urgent debate in the UN Human Rights Council should be echoed by further action at the Security Council

Press release


On the eve of August 22, 2011, a date set by the United
Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) for a  Special Session on the
situation of human rights in Syria, the International Federation for Human
Rights (FIDH) and DCHRS call upon the Member States of the HRC to adopt an
unequivocal resolution and take all appropriate measures to urge the Syrian
authorities to put an immediate end to the gross human rights violations
underway in the country.

Seventeenth Special Session of the Human Rights Council, The situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic

Civil Society Section

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human

Seventeenth Special Session of the Human Rights Council, The
situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic

Please Click here to Read 17-SS-Resolution on Syria – Draft 17

Please click here to Read the Note Verbal – situation of
human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic Draft

EU: Freeze Assets of Syrian Oil and Gas Companies

(Brussels, August 16, 2011) – The European Union (EU) should freeze the
assets of the Syrian National Oil Company, Syrian National Gas Company, and the
Central Bank of Syria until the Syrian government ends gross human rights
abuses against its citizens, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 12, 2011,
Human Rights Watch sent a letter to the EU High Representative and foreign
ministers of the 27 member states urging them to swiftly impose such sanctions.

Revolution and Political Transformation in the Middle East Agents of Changeþ

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On February 11, 2011, Husni Mubarak resigned as President of Egypt after nearly 30 years in power, echoing the end of Tunisian President Zine El-‘Abidine Ben ‘Ali’s 23-year rule on January 15, 2011. Armed conflict rages in Libya while Syrian military units put down protests in Homs, Hama, and Dayr al-Zor. Bahrain, Jordan, Yemen, and other Arab countries have also seen protests of varying intensity.