Syria’s Detainees Left Even More Vulnerable to Coronavirus

Expand Locations of detention centers that were identified by multiple witnesses. Using satellite imagery, Human Rights Watch asked the victims and defectors to point out the buildings where torture took place. Former detainees and defectors corroborated the findings. Copyright info is © 2012 Human Rights Watch As countries around the world struggle to contain the […]

Syria: Address Fate of Missing Victims of ISIS

February 11, 2020 Video Missing Victims of ISIS Prioritize Sharing Information, Protect Mass Graves   (Beirut) – The authorities in Syria should address as a priority what happened to people who disappeared in the custody of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) while the group controlled parts of Syria, Human Rights Watch said in […]

Syria: Cluster Munition Attack on School

Expand An unexploded 9N24 fragmentation submunition is marked by deminers in Sarmin, Idlib governorate. © 2020 Syria Civil Defense (Beirut) – A ballistic missile equipped with a banned cluster munition warhead launched by Syrian forces killed 12 civilians, including 5 children, at a school on January 1, 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. The attack killed 9 […]

US: Syrians Face Danger Without Temporary Protection

Expand Destroyed house from US-led coalition strike that killed 13 civilians in Tal al-Jayer, Syria in July 2017. © 2019 Sara Kayyali/Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC) – The US should renew its grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to almost 7,000 Syrians living in the United States, Human Rights Watch said today. People forced to […]

Documents Reveal Government Meddling in Syria Aid Delivery

Expand Workers remove rubble from a damaged shop in the old city of Aleppo, Syria, July 27, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Hassan Ammar Documents obtained by the Syrian Justice and Accountability Center (SJAC), a Syrian human rights organization, reveal that the Syrian intelligence branches have long interfered with the aid response in Syria, confirming findings […]