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Missiles kill 141 in Syria, half of them children: Human Rights Watch

At least 141 people, half of them children, were killed when the Syrian military fired at least four missiles into the northern province of Aleppo last week, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The international rights group said the strikes hit … Continue reading

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Syria: Authorize Cross-Border Humanitarian Aid

Syria should urgently agree that humanitarian aid may be brought into the country across all of its borders, including from Turkey. Syria’s allies, including Russia, should press Syria to consent to such transfers, Human Rights Watch said. Donors should not … Continue reading

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Syria: Government Attacking Bread Lines

NEW YORK, U.S.A. – Syrian government forces have dropped bombs and fired artillery at or near at least 10 bakeries in Aleppo province over the past three weeks, killing and maiming scores of civilians who were waiting for bread. The … Continue reading

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Syria air strike hits hospital, doctor and HRW say

By: Hadeel Al Shalchi ALEPPO, Syria – Syrian air force missiles struck a hospital in a rebel-held area of Aleppo wounding one person, a doctor there said on Wednesday, and Human Rights Watch called it was an attack in violation … Continue reading

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Facebook apologises for deleting free speech group’s post on Syrian torture

By: Josh Halliday Facebook has apologised after it mistakenly deleted a free speech group’s post on human rights abuses in Syria. The social network on Friday removed a status update by Article 19, which campaigns for freedom of speech, that … Continue reading

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Report describes brutal torture in Syria

By: Ivan Watson “Basat al reeh.” “Dulab.” “Falaqa.” They are Arabic names for torture techniques that send chills through the hearts of Syrians, particularly the untold thousands who are believed to have been detained during the uprising of the last … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch report outlines torture in Syrian detention centers

In an effort to suppress opposition against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Syria has been running a network of 27 torture centers, the international Human Rights Watch announced Tuesday in a report. The report, titled “Torture Archipelago,” is based upon interviews … Continue reading

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Syria: Stop Grave Abuses of Children

The United Nations Security Council should impose an arms embargo and other targeted sanctions, including asset freezes and travel bans, on the Syrian leadership in response to widespread killings and other grave violations against children. A report from the secretary-general … Continue reading

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HRW reports sexual violence by pro-Assad forces in Syria

By: Dominique Soguel Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are using sexual violence against men, women and children in detention and during raids in opposition strongholds, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Friday. “Sexual violence in detention … Continue reading

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Syria: Sexual Assault in Detention

Syrian government forces have used sexual violence to torture men, women, and boys detained during the current conflict. Witnesses and victims also told Human Rights Watch that soldiers and pro-government armed militias have sexually abused women and girls as young … Continue reading

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