Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2017’

A Letter to Political Prisoner Rami Suleiman

A Letter to Political Prisoner Rami Suleiman

Do your torturers, the interrogator and the prison guards know that, under other circumstances, you might help them if they were poor and in need? And that you would do that without asking about their thoughts, backgrounds, opinions and actions?

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Military Reserve Business Thrives in Syrian Coast

Military Reserve Business Thrives in Syrian Coast

An overview of all the expedients Syrians have to go through to escape reserve service, and how this is feeding a corrupted business in regime-held areas.

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Why We Decided to Stay in Damascus

Why We Decided to Stay in Damascus

For many Syrian dissidents who have left the country out of necessity or desperation, it is quite inconceivable that there remain many anti-regime activists living in Damascus. Some of them have given up political, revolutionary and civil activity, while others are still trying to play a role. There are those who have opted to work publicly within organizations that are not banned or persecuted, and those who are still working in secret despite the grave risks that entails. Here they explain their reasons for staying in the capital.

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Drought Not the Only Environmental Problem in Syria Before 2011

Drought Not the Only Environmental Problem in Syria Before 2011

An unsustainable management of water and land resources, socio-economic inequality, and badly timed government policies created a volatile situation with widespread socio-economic vulnerability to drought. These are factors that can be controlled on a national level, and had the problems with water stress in Syria been addressed earlier we might have seen a less severe impact of the drought.

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How Hard Is It to Be a University Student in Rebel-Held Syria?

How Hard Is It to Be a University Student in Rebel-Held Syria?

Ramia did not rejoice when universities were inaugurated, because she would not put effort into obtaining a degree only to have this effort gone down the drain, with no official recognition of any of the degrees offered by public universities in Idlib.

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Bosnia’s Lessons for Syria: War Criminals Cannot Be Part of the Solution

Bosnia’s Lessons for Syria: War Criminals Cannot Be Part of the Solution

National and international NGOs – and national and international community – have totally failed in finding the solution for former Yugoslavia. One of the reasons is that after the war the international community made the devil’s pact with well-known war criminals.

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Spanish Court Case Tests the Challenges of Universal Jurisdiction on Syrians

Spanish Court Case Tests the Challenges of Universal Jurisdiction on Syrians

Guernica 37 lawyers Almudena Bernabau and Maite Parejo speak to SyriaUntold about the labyrinth of limitations on universal jurisdiction in national Spanish legislation.

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