Syrian cities

Report on Civil Activities (Aug 30-Sept 16, 2016)

Report on Civil Activities (Aug 30-Sept 16, 2016)

7am Saydnaya prison time: We bid farewell to our friend that passed away yesterday, we put him on a blanket, kiss his forehead, read him a prayer in secret, some may be wishing to be in his shoes to get rid of this daily hell. They killed him simply because he was sick, because his body could no longer take the hunger and sickness eating him up every day.

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Report on Civil Activities (Aug 9-29, 2016)

Report on Civil Activities (Aug 9-29, 2016)

Syria’s Kurds have captured media attention recently, not just for their military conquests but also for their civil society activities. A number of Kurds protested against the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a left-wing Kurdish political party that has dominated much of the Kurdish political landscape in Northern Syria over the past four years and has recently arrested politicians and activists., Meanwhile, in Turkey, some activists in alongside the Girun Media Network launched a campaign to highlight the plight of political prisoners. This campaign was a collaboration with the “Survivors of Detention” group.

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Report on Civil Activities (Jul 29-Aug 8, 2016)

Report on Civil Activities (Jul 29-Aug 8, 2016)

In recent days in Syria, civil society organizations and activists have carried out a number of activities drawing attention to events in Aleppo and as-Suwayda’ as well, including protests in front of a government building in response to the killing of a civilian by the National Defense Forces (NDF) and a rebellion in the city’s central prison.

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Revolutionary Ayman, who was killed by “Friendly Fire”

Revolutionary Ayman, who was killed by “Friendly Fire”

The 25-year-old recruit suffered much psychological deterioration while serving in the army, forced to obey his officers, even though he was longing to join the revolution.

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She Had Nowhere to Hide

She Had Nowhere to Hide

If you go to Shuyukh Fawqani, in the north of Aleppo province, you will not find H.M. there …

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Kidnappings on the Rise in Damascus

Kidnappings on the Rise in Damascus

Kidnappings are not new in Syria; when the peaceful protests that began in 2011 gave way to an …

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ʿObour Association in Tartus

ʿObour Association in Tartus

The importance of the ʿObour (Passage) Association, which was founded in 2015, comes from its work to bridge …

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On the Syrian Coast: Government Supporters but…

On the Syrian Coast: Government Supporters but…

(Latakia) The “primitive patriotism” that Orwell declared to be the best an authority could gain from a nation …

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Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Besieged al-Waʿer

Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Besieged al-Waʿer

(Al-Waʿer, Homs) Five months after the siege on al-Waʿer neighborhood in Homs was broken, as a result of …

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Violence, loyalty keep people of Aleppo, Syria in ‘worst place in the world’

Violence, loyalty keep people of Aleppo, Syria in ‘worst place in the world’

By Ahmad Haj Hamdo and Tamer Osman, Syrian Independent Media Group ALEPPO, Syria — The human rights group …

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