Human rights in Syria
The situation for human rights in Syria is considered exceptionally poor among international observers. A state of emergency was in effect from 1963 until April 2011, giving security forces sweeping p...
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Freedom of religion in Syria
The constitution of the Syrian Arab Republic guarantees freedom of religion. Syria has had two constitutions: one passed in 1973, and one in 2012 through a referendum. Opposition groups rejected the r...
LGBT rights in Syria
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) persons in Syria face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Syria.Since the outbreak of the Syrian C...
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Internet censorship in Syria
Internet censorship in Syria is extensive. Syria bans websites for political reasons and arrests people accessing them. Filtering and blocking was found to be pervasive in the political and Internet t...
Kurds in Syria
Kurdish inhabited areas are shaded in blue for areas inside Syria and light blue for areas outside the country.Kurds are the largest ethnic minority in Syria, comprising 10 to 15 percent of the countr...
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2014 Syrian detainee report
The 2014 Syrian detainee report formally titled A Report into the credibility of certain evidence with regard to Torture and Execution of Persons Incarcerated by the current Syrian regime is a report ...
Kurdish Human Rights Project
The Kurdish Human Rights Project is the only non-partisan human rights organisation consistently working in the Kurdish regions of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria and elsewhere. It is a registered charity,...
Ali al-Abdallah
Ali al-Abdallah is a Syrian writer and human rights activist. He was arrested in Syria in March 2006. He was again arrested and jailed during 2007 after trying to revive the Damascus Declaration, a r...
Human trafficking in Syria
Syria is a destination and transit country for women and children trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. A significant number of women and children in the large and expanding ...
Muayyed Nureddin
An Iraqi-born Canadian geologist, Muayyed Nureddin (مؤيد نورالدين) was imprisoned in similar circumstances to Maher Arar in Syria. He claims to have been beaten and interrogated about his connection ...
Amina Abdallah Arraf al Omari
Amina Abdallah Arraf al Omari was a fictional character or hoax persona created and maintained by American Tom MacMaster. The identity was presented as a Syrian-American blogger, identifying herself ...
Damascus Declaration
The Damascus Declaration (Arabic: إعلان دمشق‎) was a statement of unity by Syrian opposition figures issued in October 2005. It criticized the Syrian government as "authoritarian, totalitari...
Capital punishment in Syria
Capital punishment is legal in Syria. Current laws allow the death penalty for treason, murder, political acts such as bearing arms against Syria in the ranks of the enemy, desertion of the armed forc...
Ferzat Jarban
Ferzat Jaban (died November 19 or 20, 2011) was the first Syrian journalist reported to be killed while covering the Syrian civil war, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.Jarban was a Sy...
Human rights violations during the Syrian Civil War
Human rights violations during the Syrian civil war have been numerous and serious. In June 2012 Amnesty International claimed the majority had been committed by government forces, though the UN High ...
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Avraham Lanir
Avraham "Avi" Lanir (January 25, 1940 – October 1973) was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Israel Air Force. He was the highest ranking Israeli fighter pilot to fall into enemy hands. He was tortured...
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Raqqah Newroz killing
The Raqqah Newroz Killing was a Syrian police attack on the Kurdish population in Raqqah city, who had gathered to celebrate new Kurdish year (Newroz festival) in March 2010. The attack by Syrian poli...
Uri Ilan
Uri Ilan (Hebrew: אורי אילן‎, 17 February 1935 – 13 January 1955) was an Israeli soldier who committed suicide in a Syrian prison, after being captured in a covert operation on the Gol...
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Far' Falastin
Far' Falastin (Arabic: فرع فلسطين‎) is a notorious Syrian prison located near Damascus.The United States used a process called extraordinary rendition to transport a number of terrorist susp...
Maher Arar
Maher Arar (Arabic: ماهر عرار) (born 1970) is a telecommunications engineer with dual Syrian and Canadian citizenship who has resided in Canada since 1987. Arar's story is frequently referred to as "e...
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Riad Seif Forum
The Riad Seif Forum (also called Forum for National Dialogue) is or was a political forum, or muntadat, founded by "businessman-turned-dissident" Riad Seif, promoting political debate and freedom in S...
Adra Prison
Adra Prison is a prison in Syria, on the north-east outskirts of Damascus. Civil prisoners and leading political prisoners are held in the prison. In 2010, the prison held 7,000 prisoners, a dozen o...
Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic was set up by the United Nations Human Rights Council on 22 August 2011 to investigate human rights violations during th...
Tadmor Prison
Tadmor prison (Arabic: سجن تدمر‎) is located in Tadmur in the deserts of eastern Syria approximately 200 kilometers northeast of Damascus (Tadmor or Tadmur is the Arabic name for Palmyra).Th...
Internet in Syria
The Syrian Ministry of Communications retains governmental authority over the internet in Syria. Prior to the Syrian civil war, telecommunications in Syria were slowly moving towards liberalization, w...