When most confident speeches spewing out of politicians are often followed by tragic events, the totalitarian citizen is left feeling unsafe, insecure, and constantly in a ‘survival of the fittest’ mental state, much like a longtime victim of abuse.
Will the dangerous military escalation in northern Syria undermine the Astana accords and the understanding between Russia and Turkey? Or, is the common interest between the two countries deeper than the local disagreement about where to draw the front lines in Idlib province of Syria?
Diana Semaan- Amnesty International Syria Researcher
As I have been watching events unfurl in Lebanon I can’t help but ask myself: Is the use of excessive force and arbitrary detention by security forces in Lebanon against protesters eerily reminiscent of the conduct of security forces in Syria?
It is no doubt painful that your friend should wish you were burnt alive. But such an angry comment is only a detail when it comes to years of incomparable hatred and menace against us, the Shia who oppose the “Big Brother.”
In trying to make sense of the momentous increase in Israeli strikes over the past two years, the realization becomes clear that the American-Israeli investment in Iran’s destructive role in the Middle East has now fulfilled its purpose.
Sarah, who had escaped war-torn Rural Idlib in northern Syria and sought refuge with her family in Sweden, is one of 12 cases we document in this report, which monitors child removal by Social Services in Sweden, in cases involving physical and psychological violence, and parental ineptitude.
This report documents the cases of mentally challenged Syrian girls who have been forced to have hysterectomy, for fear of pregnancy due to rape, or to avoid the troubles and pains of menstruation, which the girls are unable to deal with.
Isn’t it strange that most Tunisian experts will give the same answer when you ask them about the reason behind the participation of thousands of Tunisians in the battles in Syria? The reason, they say, is: “Freedom!”
Everyone Daraj interviewed in Tunisia, from researchers to journalists and officials, confirm the existence of well-known entities behind sending Tunisians to Syria after the revolution broke out there.
More than a hundred young men left al-Alia town to join the war in Syria, between 2012-2014, the period of the “Troika Rule”, as Tunisians call the years when al-Nahda Movement, the Tunisian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, was in power.
It seems like episodes of the mystery of the death of Jordanian pilot Muaz al-Kasasbeh have begun to unfold. Al-Kasasbeh’s jet was shot down and he was burned alive in 2015 by Isis, in eastern Syria. “Daraj” reopened the file and sought the truth once more by conducting interviews with Isis leaders at their detention centers in Baghdad.