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Letter & Recommendations to the Committee on Detainees and Kidnapped Persons in Syria “Syrians for Detainees and Abductees” created at the initiative of the Syrian Democratic Council

To: Syrians for Detainees and Abductees Syrian Democratic Council In a press release on 5 April 2020, the Syrian Democratic Council announced the formation of a committee to follow-up on the file of detainees and kidnapped persons in Syria, calling on the parties to the conflict in Syria to abide by international human rights law

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Syria: A statement about SRD arresting activists in Raqqa.

Eight Syrian organizations calling for immediate release for four activists in Raqqa. As a violation of the basic human rights, and as a further step to undermine the basic and public freedoms; the SDF intelligence agency has arrested four civilian activists in Raqqa city in the northeast of Syria. They are: 1.   Jamal Mabrouk “1985”,

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Serious Concern About Health Conditions in Detention Centers

Fears of a COVID-19 Pandemic in Syrian Detention Centers The conditions of incarceration in the detention facilities of the Syrian government pose a great danger to the lives of the detainees, who number approximately 90212. This number has been confirmed by the Violations Documentation Center in Syria (VDC) but the true figure is likely to

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Before It Is Too Late

Before It is Too Late is a framework document that examines the various aspects of the issue of detention in Syria and offers practical proposals on how to address this issue within a set of legal and human rights parameters. It is a living, non-final document and a joint national project which shall not be

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Forgotten Children

Urnammu for Justice and Human Rights published its report entitled "Forgotten Children". The report reviews the grave violations against children, who were detained or still in the detention centers controlled by Syrian regime forces, pro-government militias, armed opposition groups or extremist groups.

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Situation Report on Violence Against Women

When Syrian men and women took to the streets in early 2011 in peaceful demonstrations to call for democratic reforms, the authorities responded with mounting repression, including arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances and torture. Six years later, the number of people detained by government forces was more than 106,727, according to the Syrian Network for Human

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Palestinian Student Missing Since 2012 Abduction from Yarmouk Refugee Camp in Syria

On October 13, 2017, Alkarama and Urnammu for Justice and Human Rights Foundation sent an urgent appeal to the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID ) regarding the case of Salma Abdul Razzaq, a 27-year-old Palestinian student who has been missing since her arrest near Yarmouk refugee camp on December 30, 2012. Her case demonstrates the precarious position

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Human Slaughterhouse: Mass Hangings and Extermination at Saydnaya Prison, Syria

Saydnaya Military Prison is where the Syrian state quietly slaughters its own people. The victims are overwhelmingly ordinary civilians who are thought to oppose the government. Since 2011, thousands of people have been extrajudicially executed in mass hangings, carried out at night and in the utmost secrecy. Many other detainees at Saydnaya Military Prison have

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