November 11, 2011

“We Live as in War”

Crackdown on Protesters in the Governorate of Homs, Syria

Map of Homs Governorate
Map of Homs City
Summary
Systematic Killings
Arbitrary Detention, Torture, and Enforced Disappearances
Deaths in Custody
Recommendations
I. Background
Countrywide Crackdown on Protesters
Homs: A Restive Governorate
II. Systematic Killings of Protestors and Bystanders
Attacks on Protests and Funeral Processions
Use of force by protestors
Killings during Sweeping Military Operations and Mass Arrests
Tal Kalakh, May 14 – 19
Rastan, May 29 – June 3
Homs
III. Arbitrary Detention, Torture, and Enforced Disappearances
Torture in detention
IV. Deaths in Custody
V. International Response
Action by the UN Human Rights Council
Next Steps
VI. Crimes against Humanity
VII. Recommendations
VIII. Acknowledgements