Tag Archives: Detention

Syria: Sexual Assault in Detention

NEW YORK, United States – Security Forces Also Attacked Women and Girls in Raids on Homes. Syrian government forces have used sexual violence to torture men, women, and boys detained during the current conflict. Witnesses and victims also told Human … Continue reading

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Turkish reporter describes Syrian detention

By: Christopher Torchia ISTANBUL — A Turkish journalist who was held captive in Syria for two months said Monday that he was intensely interrogated while blindfolded by Syrian authorities who suspected he was a spy. Adem Ozkose, a writer for … Continue reading

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Turkish reporters home after Syrian detention

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Two Turkish journalists who were detained in Syria for two months say they felt most at risk in the early stage of their captivity, when pro-government militiamen put guns to their heads and threatened them. Journalists Adem … Continue reading

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Syrian Student activist, first interview after detention

Yaman Al Qadery, a former detainee at the Air Force Intelligence Directorate, tells the story of her detention for the first time on the Al Hiwar Channel.  She mentions important details describing the gruesome unethical behavior of State Security forces … Continue reading

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Deaths, detentions mount in Syria, activists say

Government forces killed at least 13 people in Syria on Monday, including five soldiers who died trying to defect during a firefight and five people who were shot to death waiting in line at a bakery, opposition groups said. At … Continue reading

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A Brutal Detention, And A Defiant Syrian Activist

This summer, NPR told the story of a young man in Syria who worked a regular job by day and was a protester by night. At the end of that story, the activist made a prediction that was later tweeted … 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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