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17 March 2014 |

Free key rights defenders held in violation of international standards in Syria

Free key rights defenders held in violation of international standards in Syria The government of Syria should immediately and unconditionally release the arbitrarily detained human rights defender Mazen Darwish and his colleagues Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Ghareer, 61 human rights organizations said on 17 March 2014.
21 February 2014 | Syria

Rights defenders in Syria continue to be targeted because of their work

On 17 February 2014, the home of detained human rights defender Khalil Ma’touq in Damascus was raided by security forces. His daughter, Ranim an art student, was arrested and his 17 year old son was beaten during the raid.
11 December 2013 | Syria

Human rights lawyer Razan Zaitouneh and 3 colleagues abducted in Syria

Human rights lawyer Razan Zaitouneh and 3 colleagues abducted in Syria Four Syrian activists abducted in the Damascus suburbs, apparently in relation to their humanitarian work, must be released immediately and unconditionally, 16 human rights organisations said on 11 December 2013.
26 November 2013 | Syria

Urgent joint appeal for release of prisoners of conscience and all detainees in Syria

Organisations urge the Syrian government to not use the Anti-Terrorism Law or any other law to target human rights defenders, journalists, humanitarian workers and other peaceful activists. The Syrian government should also guarantee in all circumstances that human rights defenders in Syria are able to carry out their legitimate human rights activities without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions including judicial harassment.
20 November 2013 | Syria

Rights groups call on Syrian government to implement UN resolution

Rights groups call on Syrian government to implement UN resolution International and local human rights organisations are calling on the Syrian authorities to immediately implement the UN General Assembly resolution and release immediately and unconditionally Mazen Darwish, Hussein Ghareer, and Hani Al-Zitani as well as all human rights defenders in Syria.
5 June 2013 | Syria

Health of detained Syrian rights lawyer Khalil Ma'touq worsening

Health of detained Syrian rights lawyer Khalil Ma'touq worsening Nineteen human rights organisations have joined forces to condemn the continued enforced disappearance of Syrian human rights lawyer Khalil Ma'touq whose health has been steadily deterioriating over the past eight months he spent in detention.
17 May 2013 | Syria

Call for release of rights activists facing terrorism charges in Syria

Call for release of rights activists facing terrorism charges in Syria Nineteen regional and international human rights organisations call on the Syrian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release and drop all charges against Mazen Darwish and two of his colleagues from the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM).
12 December 2012 | Syria

Syrian captors threaten to execute kidnapped journalist

Members of the Free Syrian Army have threatened to kill Ukrainian journalist Anhar Kochneva on 13 December 2012 if their demand for USD 50 million is not paid.
24 October 2012 | Syria

Free peaceful activists, journalists, aid workers in Syrian amnesty

A coalition of human rights organisations calls on President Bashar al-Assad to release all peaceful activists, media professionals, and humanitarian assistance providers as part of an amnesty announced on 23 October, and give independent monitors access to detention facilities.
25 July 2012 | Syria

RSF pays tribute to citizen journalists killed during uprising

RSF, through a live tweet application, is bringing to life the experiences of people who find ways of circulating information in the midst of danger.
21 June 2012 | Syria

Call to release freedom of expression defenders held incommunicado

Call to release freedom of expression defenders held incommunicado Over 80 groups around the world call on the authorities to free human rights defenders, journalists, bloggers and writers, some of whom have been detained incommunicado; and request help from UN Special Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan.
23 April 2012 | Syria

Rights activists brought to trial, others still held incommunicado

Nineteen rights organisations condemn the ongoing secret detention of Mazen Darwish and four of his colleagues from the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, after seven of their colleagues and one visitor began trial under the military penal code.
15 March 2012 | Syria

Russia urged to back UN action to stop bloodshed, grant access to journalists

A coalition of 200 NGOs from 27 countries is demanding that the UN Security Council immediately unite and pass a resolution calling on the government to bring an immediate end to its indiscriminate shelling and attacks on peaceful protesters.
13 March 2012 | International

Syrian citizen journalists and activists awarded Google-sponsored RSF Netizen Prize

Syrian citizen journalists and activists awarded Google-sponsored RSF Netizen Prize Nominees came from around the globe at the ceremony, from Russia to Syria to Brazil, China and beyond, a geographic diversity that reflects the growing impact of the Net.
22 February 2012 | Syria

Authorities urged to immediately and unconditionally release Mazen Darwish and other detained activists

Mazen Darwish, as well as seven of his colleagues and a visitor, remain under arrest following a recent raid on the Damascus offices of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression.
9 January 2012 | Syria

RSF launches parody video on censorship

The video shows Siri, whose answers to queries are not always relevant, being completely stumped by questions about current events in Syria because of the government’s news blackout.
16 December 2011 | Syria

Syria must release imprisoned journalists, says CPJ

in an open letter, CPJ urges the Syrian government to end the harassment and intimidation of journalists and to disclose the names, health status, and location of all the journalists in prison.
28 November 2011 | Syria

Civil society organisations call on UNHRC to convene special session on Syria

Five IFEX members and other organisations called on the Council to consider the findings of the Syrian Commission of Inquiry and ensure accountability for attacks on peaceful protesters.
26 October 2011 | Syria

Human Rights Watch calls on Arab League to deploy civilian monitors

At least 186 protesters and residents have been killed since the Arab League's October 16 meeting, according to Syrian human rights activists.
3 October 2011 | Syria

Human rights groups voice need for strong and urgent Security Council action

Since mass protests began, the UN has estimated at least 2,600 civilians have been killed, the majority of them protesters and local residents shot with live ammunition by the security forces and army.


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