Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)
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A lack of government transparency and access to health records, as well as overcrowded, unsanitary detention centers are putting thousands of Syrian prisoners at risk of infection from the COVID-19 virus. Rights groups call for the release of detainees, including political prisoners and human rights defenders whose numbers remain largely unknown.

Rights groups issue a joint statement on the missing, detained and forcibly disappeared human rights defenders in Syria, calling for their release, and an end to the culture of impunity for perpetrators of crimes against humanity.

Hundreds of people gather in Utrecht, Netherlands, on 15 March 2018, to call for peace and demand an end to the ongoing violence in Syria, Romy Arroyo Fernandez/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Anwar R. (56) and Eyad A. (42) are being charged with torturing detainees while they were Syrian intelligence officers in 2011 and 2012.

Women and children stage a protest against Assad Regime's siege to the town of Darayya, Damascus, Syria, 9 March 2016, Hussam El Ahmed /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Syrian regime has finally confirmed that it executed prominent activists Yahya and Muhammad Al-Sharbaji and Islam Dabbas over 5 years ago.

A man poses for a photo for the social media campaign #Iamstillalive, to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, Syria, 2 March 2018, Khaled Akasha/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Syrian Center for Journalistic Freedoms of Syrian Journalists Association (SJA) has published a special report entitled “Media professionals in besieged Eastern Ghouta are under bombardment after 7 years of the Syrian revolution”.

This statement was originally published on scm.bz on 2 August 2017. On 1 August 2017, Noura Ghazi Safadi, Khartabil’s wife, announced on Facebook that her husband has been killed. She wrote: “Words are difficult to come by while I am about to announce, on behalf of Bassel’s family and mine, the confirmation of the death […]

Kem Ley, 4 June, 2016, AP/ASSOCIATED PRESS

On the one-year anniversary of the death of popular Cambodian activist Kem Ley, civil society organisations from around the world reiterated their call for an independent inquiry.

NGOs around the world ask authorities to stop campaigns of repression against HRDs and civil society organisations in the Middle East and North Africa region