Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

FEARS FOR PROTESTERS AFTER DEATH IN CUSTODY

URGENT ACTION

Date: 14 September 2011

Five men arrested reportedly for their involvement with
popular protests in Syria remain detained incommunicado after being arrested in
July and August. Fears for the men have heightened following reports that a
pro-reform activist from the same town was killed while in the custody of the
security forces.

SYRIAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST RE-ARRESTED

URGENT ACTION

Human rights activist Mohammed Najati Tayyara, aged 65, has
been held since 12 May following media interviews he gave about the abuse of
pro-reformist protesters by the Syrian government. Despite a judge ordering his
release on bail on 29 August, he was reportedly re-arrested the same day by Air
Force Intelligence and beaten in custody.

PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL APPOINTS INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY TO INVESTIGATE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN SYRIA

12 September 2011

The President of the Human Rights Council, Laura Dupuy Lasserre today
appointed three high-level experts as members of the Commission of
Inquiry to investigate all alleged violations of international human
rights law since March 2011 in the Syrian Arab Republic, as mandated by
the Human Rights Council.  The three Experts are Ms. Yakin Erturk Mr.
Sergio Pinheiro, and Karin Abu Zeid*.  Mr. Pinheiro will serve as Chair
of the Commission.

Syrian activists held incommunicado at risk

URGENT ACTION

Syrian activists, brothers Yahya Shurbaji and Ma’an
Shurbaji, Ghayath Mattar, Mohamed Tayseer Khoulani and Mazen Zyadeh, all from
Daraya, a south-western suburb of Damascus, were arrested on 6 September and
are being held incommunicado, reportedly by Air Force Intelligence. They are at
serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

Security Forces Remove Wounded From Hospital, Interfere in Work of Red Crescent in Homs

Human Rights Watch

September 8, 2011

(New York) – Syrian security forces forcibly removed 18
wounded people from al-Barr hospital in the central city of Homs on September
7, 2011, including five from the operating room, Human Rights Watch said today,
based on reports from witnesses, including doctors. Security forces also
prevented medical personnel from reaching the wounded in a number of the city’s
neighborhoods on that day.

Compilation prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in accordance with paragraph 15 (b) of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1*

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It does not contain any opinions, views or suggestions on the part of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), other than those contained in public reports issued by OHCHR. It follows the structure of the general guidelines adopted by the Human Rights Council. Information included herein has been systematically referenced in endnotes. The report has been prepared taking into consideration the four-year periodicity of the first cycle of the review.