Syrian Uprising 2011 Information Centre: Summary (30/11/2011) : 20 more martyrs have fallen today, among them 12 years old kid and a woman in Idlib, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation urged Syria to stop violence and Turkey imposed economic sanctions. While Qatar and UAE airlines decided to stop flights to/from Damascus. The military also attacked Dael today and arrested at least 150 persons. See map for more info. Syria – Wednesday 30/11/2011 Read more
Syrian Uprising 2011 Information Centre: Summary (29/11/2011): At least 11 martyrs have fallen today across Syria. Protests today were dedicated to the brave doctors and nurses who are risking their lives by treating the wounded protesters through the secret shift hospitals hidden inside houses. The military is continuing its assaults in Homs and in Damascus countryside whilst 3 security members were killed in an attack by the FSA in northern Syria. See the map for more info. Syria – Tuesday 29/11/2011
(CIHRS/IFEX) – In an open letter, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and other civil society organisations call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to consider the findings of the Syrian Commission of Inquiry and ensure accountability for attacks on peaceful protesters:
To Member States of the United Nations Human Rights Council:
Joint call by civil society for a special session of the UN Human Rights Council to consider the findings of the Syrian Commission of Inquiry and ensure accountability Read more
Syrian Uprising 2011 Information Centre: Summary (28/11/2011): 19 Martyrs have fallen today across Syria where 12 died in Homs. Numerous towns, including Talkalakh, Telbiseh, Rankus, Essal al Ward and Ruhaybah are under are under heavy shelling. Their communications are also cut. While the regime has tried hard to gather hundreds of supporters to rally in the cities of Damascus and Dayr az Zawr, the Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al Mu’alem held a press conference where he presented a video showing the armed groups terrorising the country. The video however turned out to be filmed during clashes between Bab Tebbaneh and Jabal Muhsen in Tripoli, Lebanon. This was not a joke, we are serious. Syria – Monday 28/11/2011 Read more
The National Coordination Body for Democratic Change condemns the arrest of Mohamed Qaddah, member of their Central Assenbly in Damascus on Sunday, 26 November 2011. He is from Horan province.
National Coordination Body for Democratic Change holds the regime responsible for any harm that comes to Mohammed Qaddah, and calls for the release of all political prisoners and detainees, including two members of the Executive Office of the National Coordination Body, Mansour Atassi and Naif al-Salloum.
The Body calls on the Government to uncover the truth of the circumstances that lead to the disappearance of activist Jamal Altahan, who was arrested more than three months ago. There has been no official news about him since his arrest, but there is unofficial information that he died under torture.
Damascus: National Coordination Body for Democratic Change Media Office
29 November 2011
UN Human Rights Council: Report of the independent international commission of inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
Read the full report here: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/specialsession/17/docs/A-HRC-S-17-2-Add1.pdf
Syria Human Rights Abuses: Worse Than You Think
Agreement has been reached between the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change [NCB], the Syrian National Council [SNC] and individuals to form a preparation committee that will draft a common political framework for a Syrian Conference that it is proposed will be held under the auspices of the Arab League in the coming days.
22 November 2011
The National Coordination Body for Democratic Change – NCB reports that it has been following with great interest the recent statements by French Foreign Minister, Alain Juppe, and in particular those made on Wednesday, 23 November 2011. The NCB said that while it appreciates the position of the French government and the leftist French parties which is supportive of the Syrian people, reports suggest that the French Foreign Minister shows limited knowledge of the Syrian reality and the political map of Syria, for example comparing the situation to that in Libya and talking about creating a human corridor. The NCB was surprising to learn that one opposition group – the Syrian National Council, was identified to be the negotiators on behalf of the Syrian people, when this does not reflect reality. This approach contradicts the European and international approach which aims to work with all democratic Syrian forces. The NCB notes that this approach by Alain Juppe has come at a sensitive time as the opposition is trying to form one umbrella group through dialogue in order to represent an inclusive and more credible front. They call on the French government to take a responsible position and constructively listen to all the forces of democratic opposition, and avoid creating obstacles to unity.
The National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change is communicating with all those concerned with the Syrian situation, with parties and non-governmental organizations, and governments. It has thanked the French left parties whose position supports the revolution of the Syrian people in its rejection of external military intervention, and which is eager to communicate with all Syrian Democrats, without exception.
24 November 2011
Syrian Uprising 2011 Information Centre: SUMMARY (27/11/2011): Yesterday Assad’s forces killed 31 people acorss Syria where 5 were children whilst today they killed at least 40, among them a child. As always most of the martyrs are in Homs, Hama and Damascus countryside where the provinces are under heavy attack. In addition, tanks are shelling Kernaz, Kafer Nabouza and Rankus. Even though the summaries look the same everyday, the pain of the Syrians are increasing with every new martyr. See the map for more info. Syria – Sunday 27/11/2011
Update (27/11/2011) : At least 12 martyrs have fallen this morning. Damascus suburb (Rankus) is under heavy shelling while Khaldyah area in Homs is besieged completely to prevent the funeral Sari Sa’ud (10 years) who has been killed yesterday. in Dayr az Zawr many casualties has fallen during the funeral of Raed Kharuf, an activists who refused to kneel for Assad’s picture in the street as ordered by security forces therefore 3 guns were ready to end his life. Read more
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Syrian activist Ghassan Yasin was released from detention on 10 November. He had been held since 18 August.
A source has told Amnesty International that on 3 November Ghassan Yasin was brought before judicial authorities in his home town, Aleppo, northern Syria, on charges related to the organization of protests and insulting the president. According to the same source, a judicial official informed Ghassan Yasin that he would be among a number of detainees who the authorities were planning to release on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, a religious holiday. Read more
It is with sadness that we report that peaceful protests are giving way to a violent response, which may be understandable, but we do not see this as providing a short or long-term stable solution, and it undermines the approach that all those people started by going out on the streets day after day after day.
Syrian Uprising 2011 Information Centre: Summary (26/11/2011): 28 martyrs have fallen today, mostly in Homs where 4 are children. Among the martyrs are Lama Berri (9 years old), Sari Sa’ud (10 years old), and a 2 year old girl in Bayadah, Homs, her name is still not known. The Arab league however are examining sanctions to be placed on Syria while reports have stated that 38 of Assad’s forces haven been killed over the last 48 hours in the eastern city of Dayr az Zawr. Syria – Saturday 26/11/2011 Read more