Dr. Radwan Ziadeh

Dr. Radwan Ziadeh

Dr. Radwan Ziadeh is executive director of the Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C. He is the managing editor of the Transitional Justice in the Arab World Project. Ziadeh is also a Visiting Scholar at Lehigh University, and Fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) in Washington D.C. Previously, Ziadeh has worked as a researcher and visiting scholar at different universities and research centers including: the Kennedy School of Government, the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard University, Georgetown University, New York University, Columbia University, George Washington University, the Royal Institute of […]

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Talal Hoshan

Talal Hoshan

Talal Hoshan is the founder and current president of the Free Syrian Judicial Council. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Free Syrian National Rally for Workers in State Institutions and one of the founders.

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Hazem Nahar

Hazem Nahar

Hazem Nahar is a researcher and human rights activist with decades of experience in human rights workinside Syria. Dr. Nahar was secretary of the Atassi Forum for Democratic Dialogue from 2004-2005. He was Deputy Chairman of the Committees for the Defense of Human Rights and Democratic Freedoms in Syria and editor of “Amargi,” a political rights magazine, from 2002-2003. He is also one of the founders of the Damascus Center for Human RightsStudies, and has edited “Almeshkat,” a human rights quarterly magazine issued by the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies, since early 2008. He also supervised “Rawaq Alshabab,” a magazine […]

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Jamal Suleiman

Jamal Suleiman

A prominent actor and social figure, Jamal Suleiman obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts at Damascus University and a Master’s degree in Theatre Studies from the Department of Theatre Direction at the University of Leeds in 1988. Following his studies, Jamal Suleiman returned to Syria to work as a professor of acting at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts and as an actor in cinema and television. In 1996, Mr. Suleiman was named ambassador to the United Nations Fund for Population UNFPA. In 1998 he participated in the preparation of the first regional seminar for Arab media and stakeholders in population […]

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Muhannad Al-Hasani

Muhannad Al-Hasani

Muhannad Al-Hasani is an internationally-renowned lawyer and human rights activist. He was imprisoned for several years because of his leadership in defending the political prisoners held Syrian regime prisons. In 2004, Mr. al-Hasani established the Syrian Organization for Human Rights “Sawaseih”, and is its current president. After receiving an undergraduate degree in Social Eduation, he earned a law degree from the University of Damascus Law School. Mr. al-Hasani was a member of the Damascus Bar Association for two decades before being banned from practicing law for life as a punishment for his human rights activities. In 2001 Al-Hasani founded the […]

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Daad Moussa

Daad Moussa

Daad Moussa is an attorney at law and has actively practiced law since 1986. Daad Moussa specializes in family law and often serves as a consultant for family problems related to immigration and domestic violence cases. She received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1986, a Diploma in criminal law in 1988, and a Diploma in Law in 1989 from the University of Damascus Law School. She conducted specialized studies at the University of Lund in Sweden at the Center of Women’s Equality and Women’s Human Rights. Daad Moussa was also a member of the “Defend” Committee from 2006 […]

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Rajaa Al-Tally

Rajaa Al-Tally

Rajaa al-Tally is a founder and current Director of Public Relations of the Center for Democracy and Civil Society in Syria. Her father was kidnapped by Syrian security forces and imprisoned for nine years because of his activities against the Syrian regime during the 1980s. When the Syrian Revolution began in 2011, Ms. al-Tally suspended her studies in pursuit of a doctorate in Mathematics at Northeastern University in Boston, United States to become an activist. Ms. Tally works on documenting human rights violations and on raising awareness in the international community through facilitating Skype meetings between Syrian activists and experts from […]

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Habib Issa

Habib Issa

A well-known lawyer in Syria, Habib Issa was imprisoned for years for his work as a human rights activist. He worked as a teacher between 1966 and 1969 before going back to school to earn his degree from the Institute of Journalism in Damascus in 1971. He practiced journalism while he was studying at Damascus University’s law school. He moved between numerous press institutions in Syria and supervised the Voice of Egypt radio between the 1979 and 1988, but was forced to resign from his post by the Syrian Ministry of Media in 1988. He later joined the Lawyers bar […]

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Walid Saffour

Walid Saffour

Walid Saffour is the chairman of the Syrian Committee for Human Rights in London. He was involved in the establishment of the Syrian Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in Syria in 1986 and was its spokesman. He then participated in the establishment of the Syrian Committee for Human Rights in 1997, which he currently

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Mustafa Osso

Mustafa Osso

Mustafa Osso is a human rights activist and lawyer. Osso defends political prisoners in Syria, has worked as secretary of Kurdish Azadi Party in Syria since 2011, and is a founder and former head of the Board of Trustees of the Kurdish Organization for the Defense of Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Syria (DAD). He has published many studies and articles on human rights and politics in many Syrian and Kurdish newspapers, magazines, websites and periodicals on citizenship, exceptional laws in Syria, women in the Syrian laws, personal status law in Syria, the human rights movement in Syria. He […]

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