Free Prominent Rights Defenders

(Geneva, September 5, 2014) –The Syrian government should immediately and unconditionally release the arbitrarily detained human rights defender Mazen Darwish and his colleagues Hani...

Syria: Urgent call to protect civilians caught between fires in besieged...

9 April 2015. In view of the dramatic deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp (located South Damascus), the undersigned...

Jo Cox, Humanitarian

Humanity lost a champion when Jo Cox was stolen from us. We are deeply saddened by the loss. We extend our most sincere...

Progress on Syria’s Detainee File is Critical for Peace in Syria:...

Syrian civil society groups are calling on all parties to the Syrian conflict to release arbitrarily-held detainees ahead of the next round of...

A letter issued by Syrian organizations working in the field of...

To: The Syrian negotiating parties The International Syria Support Group (ISSG) The United Nations Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura and his team We,...

Syria: Campaign to Free Detainees

Human Rights Coalition Opens ‘Hearts in Our Hands’ Effort (LONDON, February 12, 2015) -- The Free Syrian Voices (www.free-syrian-voices.org) coalition, today announced its “Hearts...

Joint Statement: 26 MENA human rights organizations Death in Sudanese Prisons:...

The undersigned 26 organizations from the Middle East and North Africa are concerned for the life of prominent human rights defender Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim...

Free Prominent Rights Defenders

(New York, May 27, 2014) – A prominent human rights defender and three of her colleagues believed to be in the custody of an...

Syria: Joint Statement Urging Release of Human Rights Lawyer Khalil Ma’touq

On the third anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Syrian human rights lawyer Khalil Ma’touq and his assistant and friend Mohamed Zaza, the undersigned...

Syria: Disclose Whereabouts of Detained Freedom of Expression Advocate

Release Bassel Khartabil Held Unfairly since 2012 (October 7, 2015) – Syria’s authorities should immediately reveal the whereabouts of Bassel Khartabil, a software developer and...

Syrian Civil Society Demands Enforcement As Ceasefire Violations Mount in Syria

One week into Syria’s peace talks, the number of reported violations of international humanitarian law is surging – threatening to undermine peace talks....

Journalist and human rights defender Kamal Sheikho arrested

He was arrested by government forces in Aleppo then he was transferred to Damascus. SNHR notes that the detainee Kamal Shaikh Jamil is subjected to...