Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

Incommunicado detention of Ms. Razan Ghazzawi, Fear for psychological and physical integrity

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

12-06-2011

The Observatory has been informed by the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) of the arrest and incommunicado detention of Ms. Razan Ghazzawi, blogger and SCM Media Officer.  According to the information received, on December 4, 2011, Syrian immigration police at Syria/Jordan border arrested Ms. Razan Ghazzawi, while she was heading to Amman, Jordan, to attend the Forum of Defenders and Media Freedom in the Arab World as the representative of the SCM. No information could be obtained as to her current place of detention.

Freedom of expression activist at risk of torture

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN)

12-06-2011

On 4 December, Razan Ghazzawi (31 years old) has been arrested at the Syrian-Jordanian border by the Syrian immigration police, while she was heading to Amman in order to attend the “Forum of defenders of freedom of expression in the Arab region” on her capacity of media officer of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), a non-recognized Syria-based human rights organization.

Testimony before the United Nations Council for Human Rights (UNHRC) in Geneva

Radwan Ziadeh

Director of Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

Geneva, December 2, 2011

18th Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic that was held in Geneva, on 2 December 2011.

The United Nations Council for Human Rights met last April in a special session regarding Syria, during that meeting the documented number of victims or fallen heroes who were killed due to simply peacefully protesting was 600 fallen heroes..

Detained lawyers are in risk torture

Statement

01-12-2011, Damascus

The Syrian Organization for Human Rights (SWASIAH) was informed that the attorney Abdul Salam AL-Atrash was detained and was severely tortured at the branch of military security in Damascus .He is suffering from a mental breakdown, and there is fear for his life.