Amnesty International

The war on Syria’s doctors-The ultimate barbarity

A February 2015 joint report by the Center for Public Health and Human Rights of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Syrian American Medical Society asserted that “Syria is the most dangerous place in the world to be a doctor”. Roughly half (an estimated 15,000) of Syrian doctors fled the country. The government passed a law in 2012 making it illegal to render medical aid to anyone suspected to be an opposition member and Amnesty International found that doctors and medical staff also took part in torture of patients.

Physicians for Human Rights has been tracking the medical personnel deaths in Syria,syrian_doctor_killed_by_assad though they state that “these numbers are conservative given the difficulties in reporting during a war.” As of the end of September 2015, the number of medical workers killed in the Syrian civil war totaled 679. 648 of these deaths are attributable to the Syrian government, 17 by non-state armed groups, one by Kurdish forces, and 13 by unidentified forces. In February 2016, the number of killed medical personnel was updated to 697, and subsequently in June to more than 700.

Médecins Sans Frontières has reported that suppliers in Syria refuse to sell essential medical supplies such as gauze and surgical threads to doctors due to government intimidation, with this being a particular problem for besieged areas.

 

Published on Feb 4, 2017
The war on Syria’s doctors: The ultimate barbarity

Dr Assad turns Syria’s hospitals into death traps as part of a “kneel or starve” policy.

Assad’s government has killed almost seven hundred medical personnel.

The War on Syria’s Doctors

Shocking reality of barrel bombing in besieged city of Daraya

In late January 2013, during the Syrian Civil War, the bodies of approximately 110 men and boys, most with hands bound behind the back, mouths sealed with tape, and gunshot wounds to the head, were found on the edges of the river in a part of Aleppo controlled by opposition forces. Very few of the victims were over 30. Many victims showed signs of torture.

‘This video shows in shocking close-up detail what civilians in Daraya have had to live through’ – Magdalena Mughrabi

The shocking reality of the Syrian government’s barrel bombing of the besieged city of Daraya, near Damascus, is shown in brutal detail in a new video released by Amnesty International today amid the latest round of peace talks in Geneva.

The video, shot by civilians in Daraya between 2014 and late February this year, includes unseen footage not previously made public. It shows scenes of Syrian government forces’ barrel bombs falling and exploding inside the city, interspersed with civilians – including children and the elderly – describing the sheer terror of living under such relentless attacks in a city under siege.

In one harrowing scene, an injured young boy lies alongside the corpse of his brother who was killed in a barrel bomb attack, weeping and begging: “My brother, please don’t leave me.” In another scene, a bespectacled young girl with curly hair says when asked about the bombs: “They want to kill me”.

Daraya has endured thousands of barrel bombs on top of more than three years of crippling siege by Syrian government forces. According to data collected by the Local Council of Daraya City, around 6,800 barrel bombs have been dropped there between January 2014 until the “cessation of hostilities” agreement on 26 February 2016.

The resulting damage and destruction is evident from countless videos and other images. At least 42 civilians, including 17 children, have been killed by these imprecise explosive weapons. According to local activists, a further 1,200 civilians have been injured. Local activists believe that the death toll would almost certainly be higher except for the fact that residents have become so used to rushing to shelters whenever helicopters are spotted.

Although no barrel bombs have been dropped on Daraya since the partial “cessation of hostilities” came into effect on 26 February, there have been attacks with other weaponry and thousands of civilians who remain in the city continue to suffer from severe food and medical shortages and no electricity. Most of Daraya’s original residents fled the devastation years ago and now only between 4,000 and 8,000 remain, a fraction of its original population.

Amnesty International interim Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director Magdalena Mughrabi said:

“This video shows in shocking close-up detail what civilians in Daraya have had to live through.

“It is absolutely outrageous – though not surprising – that the Syrian government has continued to bombard and starve its own civilians. And it is unacceptable that the UN and other influential international players are not doing more to address the critical situation in Daraya and other besieged locations.

“Every day that goes by without aid delivery means that the humanitarian crisis in Daraya worsens.”

Humanitarian crisis amid siege of Daraya
In addition to widespread and large-scale destruction caused by the thousands of barrel bombs dropped on Daraya, government forces have cut off the city and not allowed in any humanitarian aid at all since November 2012.

Medical workers are severely under-resourced to cope with the scale of the humanitarian crisis they face. The besieged city’s only remaining field hospital has been targeted 15 times by government forces. Daraya’s Medical Office sent Amnesty lists of more than 100 medicines, supplies and equipment it urgently needs. Among the items they lack are: antibiotics, painkillers and anaesthetics; disinfectants and other cleaning supplies; and equipment including dialysis machines, CT scanners and hospital beds and cots.

Amnesty is insisting that the Syrian government allows urgently-needed aid into Daraya, in compliance with its obligations under international humanitarian law and binding UN Security Council resolutions. The International Syria Support Group and UN agencies, especially the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, must ensure this is made to happen for Daraya and all other besieged locations.

Crude but deadly weapons
Barrel bombs are crude but deadly weapons fashioned out of oil barrels, fuel tanks or gas cylinders, which are packed with explosives, fuel and metal fragments and dropped from helicopters and planes. They are by definition imprecise and must never be used in the vicinity of civilians. Amnesty hopes the harrowing eyewitness footage from Daraya will spur the international community to re-double its demands on the Syrian government to grant immediate lifesaving humanitarian access to Daraya and all areas still under siege.

#360Syria “virtual tour” website
Last month Amnesty launched a #360Syria “virtual tour” website showing the devastation wrought by Syrian government barrel bombing of the besieged city of Aleppo. The site (www.360Syria.com) comprises specially-created 360-degree photography, narration, sound recordings, 3-D data graphics and videos gathered by Amnesty-trained Syrian media activists. The innovative site is designed to take the viewer into Aleppo’s rubble-strewn streets for an “immersive” virtual reality-like experience. Visitors can navigate around full-screen “photospheres” which capture the apocalyptic scenes and sounds after barrel bombing attacks. The images also feature the brave rescue efforts of unarmed civilian volunteers – the “White Helmets” – from the Syrian Civil Defence teams.

Syria Assad Regime Used Chlorine Bombs on Sarmin Idlib

Syria Assad regime's helicopter gunships dropped four barrel bombs of which two had chlorine gas on Sarmin in northwestern Idlib province on March 16, 2015.

The attack came nearly two weeks after the U.N. Security Council approved a United States-drafted resolution that condemns the use of toxic chemicals such as chlorine in Syria, while threatening militarily enforced action in case of further violations.


Published on Mar 16, 2015
Victims of Assad regime chemical attacks of the City of Sarmin in Syria.


The barrel bomb contained several cooking-gas cylinders (filled with Chlorine gas)
Published on Mar 17, 2015
ادلب سرمين:إحدى براميل الكيماوي التي تم إلقائها على مدينة سرمين من قبل قوات الاسد والتي راح ضحيتها عدد كبير 17_3_2015

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Syrian troops attacked town with chlorine gas
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Syria Assad Regime Celebrates Human Rights Day by bombing his people into Pieces

On December 10 – Human Rights Day – (6) Children have been killed by Syrian Assad regime forces as documented.

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

This year’s slogan, Human Rights 365, encompasses the idea that every day is Human Rights Day. It celebrates the fundamental proposition in the Universal Declaration that each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to the full range of human rights, that human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values.

“I call on States to honour their obligation to protect human rights every day of the year. I call on people to hold their governments to account “

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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Syria’s human rights situation remained among the worst in the world.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Syria

11,000 detainees include children were tortured to death by Assad Regime.
150,000 detainees include men, women and children are still in regime’s custody.

Not a single action has been taken against Assad Regime Bashar al-Assad!

Syria Assad Regime torture detainees to death
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Syrians told they can eat dogs, cats and donkeys

Amnesty International Middle East and North Africa Director Philip Luther said: ‘Syrian forces are committing war crimes by using starvation of civilians as a weapon of war.’

“Today I have eaten nothing. Yesterday I had a small bowl of rice. We are down to one small meal per day.” There is no food. We had five roads out of here but the regime closed them with sniper and tanks.”

“If you are a mother who loses a child to a bullet, not to sarin gas, your grief is as deep and profound as those who have faced the most horrible of weapons. We cannot close our eyes to that,”

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2577009/Starving-Syrians-forced-eat-cats-dogs-survive-says-Amnesty-International-report.html

Eat cats and dogs, imam tells starving Syrians
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10381310/Eat-cats-and-dogs-imam-tells-starving-Syrians.html

Syria Government: Starvation of civilians as a weapon of war

Syrian forces are mercilessly starving civilians to death, leaving them no choice but to eat cats and dogs to survive.

The more horrifying reality is that some have been even poisoned after eating cats, dogs, or inedible plants.

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Syria’s other ‘weapons’ of war: Starvation and sickness

http://www.aliefpost.com/2014/03/syrias-other-weapons-of-war-starvation-and-sickness/

Syria Civil War Deaths, News, and Update: Palestinian Refugees Are ‘Eating Cats and Dogs’ to Survive
http://www.latinpost.com/articles/8673/20140310/syria-starving-palestinian-refugees-eating-cats-dogs-survive.htm#ixzz3F38ihsed

ISIS Raping & Selling Girls As Sex Slaves

Rooms of horror where the women are raped, often by different men and throughout the day.

* They treat us like slaves. We are always ‘given’ to different men. Some arrive straight from Syria.

* They threaten us and beat us if we try to resist. Often I wish they would beat me so hard I will die.

* Some of the youngest girls have stopped talking because of the abuse and were taken away by their captors. Many of the women have attempted to end their lives.

* Sometimes I feel as though it will never end. And if it did, my life would remain forever scarred by the torture I have suffered the past few weeks.

* They have already killed my body. They are now killing my soul.

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ISIS Kidnaps, Sells Women as 'Sex Slaves'

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http://www.indiatimes.com/news/asia/isis-raping-selling-girls-as-sex-slaves-173109-2.html

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