Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

Syrian reporter freed, no news of brother

Amnesty International

Syrian reporter ‘ Adel Walid Kharsa was released on 9 January 2011 after over two months in incommunicado detention following his arrest in the city of Hama, central Syria, on 31 October 2011. His brother, ‘Imad Walid Kharsa, appears to have been subjected to enforced disappearance and is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

Arab League: Report Publicly on Syria Mission

With Daily Reports of Abuses, Urge Security Council to Impose Targeted Sanctions

January 20, 2012

 (New York) – The Arab League should publicly release its Syria monitoring mission’s final report in full and urge the United Nations Security Council to impose targeted sanctions to halt the ongoing killings, Human Rights Watch said today in a public letter to the Arab League and Arab foreign ministers.

Avaaz report on the Syrian regime’s torture facilities

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This is hard to report, but Avaaz’s own members are being tortured by Syria’s monstrous regime. Manhal* reports that he was held in a secret prison where they pulled out his fingernails and toenails and electrocuted his body parts. "I have seen death, and I’ve been tortured nearly to death,” he’s told us. But if we act now, we can make Manhal’s sacrifice the last straw that turns the whole world against the Assad regime.

Withdraw the mission, call for UN action!

140 representatives of Arab civil society organisations working in the Arab world demand LAS action on Syria

A coalition of 140 Arab organisations working in nineteen countries across the Arab world has demanded that the League of Arab States recognize the flaws that have severely undermined the efficacy of the Arab observers mission, to publicly release the monitoring mission’s report, to withdraw the monitoring mission given the Syrian regime’s failure to implement the terms of the Arab League protocol and to call for the UN Security Council to take action to address the violence.