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When history reflects on the Syrian conflict, a defining hallmark will be the Syrian government’s deliberate targeting of civilians. Backed by Russian forces, the government has rained bombs on markets, hospitals, schools, and homes. In 2019 and 2020,…

Damascus Declaration Trial a Transparent Bid to Silence Critics

(Damascus) – Syria’s sentencing of a dozen leading democracy advocates to more than two years in prison is the latest evidence of Syria’s repression of opposition groups. The democracy activists, including doctors, lawyers, writers, and an artist, were…
Syrian human rights activist Ammar Qurabi was released a day after Human Rights Watch issued a press release to protest his unjust detention. Qurabi, a spokesperson for the Arab Organization for Human Rights in Syria, was arrested upon his return to…