Human Rights Defenders in the Middle East and North Africa Call...

We, the undersigned, are a group of activists working in the field of human rights in the Middle East and North Africa region. We...

Letter from 33 NGOs on ACT Code of Conduct

Excellency, On behalf of the undersigned civil society organizations, we are writing to request your government’s explicit support for the new “Code of Conduct regarding...

Syria: Human rights organizations mark birthday of Razan Zaitouneh with renewed...

(Geneva, 28 April 2015) - To mark the 38th birthday (on April 29) of missing human rights defender and lawyer Razan Zaitouneh, head of...

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...

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...

Syria: Free Human Rights Defenders Held 3 Years

Detained Arbitrarily, and Tortured (Geneva, February 16, 2015) – The Syrian government should immediately free the prominent Syrian human rights defenders Mazen Darwish, Hani Al-Zitani...

On the 33th anniversary, where is justice for the victims of...

To this day, no court, regional or international was created to address the massacre, no security personnel, regardless of his rank, was held accountable,...

Syria: No word on four abducted activists

A year on, no information on Douma Four The prominent Syrian human rights defenders Razan Zaitouneh, Samira Khalil, Wa’el Hamada and Nazem Hamadi – the...

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...

Activists Not Released Despite Amnesty

(New York, July 18, 2014) – Scores of civil society activists, human rights defenders, media and humanitarian workers remain in arbitrary detention in Syria...

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...

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...