Tag Archives: Amnesty International

Syria: 13 schoolchildren arrested, throwing fresh doubt on Annan plan compliance

Scores still being arrested on daily basis At least 232 killed since Annan plan formulated on 27 March Amnesty International has received reports that scores of people are still being arrested on a daily basis in Syria, including 13 schoolchildren … Continue reading

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Syrian Refugees in Jordan Confirm Reports of Abuse, Torture

By: Scott Bobb IRBID, Jordan – Human rights activists increasingly are voicing alarm over reports of abuse and torture in Syria, where an uprising against the government has entered its second year. Syrian refugees in Jordan confirm such reports. Torture … Continue reading

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‘I wanted to die’ Syria’s torture survivors speak out

Amnesty International: Press Release: ‘I Wanted to Die’ Syria’s Torture Survivors Speak Out

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PRESS RELEASE – Security council: Russia must not block effort to end atrocities in Syria.

Press Release: 1 February 2012 SECURITY COUNCIL: RUSSIA MUST NOT BLOCK EFFORTS TO END ATROCITIES IN SYRIA AI Index: PRE01/052/2012 Russia must not block international efforts to tackle the ongoing violence and human rights violations in Syria, Amnesty International said … Continue reading

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Syrian soldier ‘decapitated seven-month-old boy in front of his mother after finding suspected rebel was not at home’

By: Will Longbottom Syrian soldiers ordered to crack down on people suspected of sheltering rebels are reported to have cut the head of a seven-month-old baby after storming a house. A soldier from the Syrian army’s 11th Armoured Division claimed … Continue reading

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Amnesty International warns of more Mideast protests, repression without lasting reforms

Amnesty International warned of another year of protests and government repression in the Middle East if the region’s rulers do not ensure democratic and human rights for their people. In a report released Monday on the 2011 Arab uprisings, the … Continue reading

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Longtime Syrian Dissident Kamal Labwani Urges Continue Opposition to Assad Regime

By: Dale Gavlak Syrian political activist Kamal Labwani was the first Syrian dissident to be invited to the White House. That was back in 2005. He was imprisoned for that visit. In fact, the former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience … Continue reading

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Arab League should clarify human rights situation in Syria

A meeting of the Arab League in Cairo this Sunday should provide a key opportunity to clarify ongoing allegations about serious human rights violations in Syria, Amnesty International said today. Ahead of the meeting, numerous Syrian human rights activists have … Continue reading

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Syria Crackdown Condemned by Activists, Rights Groups

NEW YORK — As the death toll in Syria’s bloody government crackdown rises to more than 3,500 since mass protests began last March, the international community is ratcheting up pressure to end the violence and hold President Bashar al-Assad’s regime … Continue reading

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