Enforced disappearance a ‘continuous practice of the Assads’

Enforced disappearance a ‘continuous practice of the Assads’

September 16, 2014, Source: Syria Direct Introduction and interview by Kristen Gillespie. Syria is one of the places in the world where people still disappear off the streets. It has been that way for decades. A car pulls up, men in civilian clothes grab someone without a word, throw him in the car and speed off. I’ve seen it myself on more than one occasion, most notably in Damascus just days after arriving as a student in 1999. A man whom I had seen around the neighborhood accosted me in the street. Within seconds, at least three men in civilian clothes […]

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Syrian Lawyers, Judges to Establish Special Court

Syrian Lawyers, Judges to Establish Special Court

Thu 06 Feb 2014 By The Syrian Observer The new court aims at investigating and prosecuting war crimes in Syria The Syrian Commission for Transitional Justice and the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies said on Wednesday that efforts are underway to establish a Special Syrian Court to prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria.

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