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Syria Assad Regime Bustan al-Qasr Massacre

The story behind one of the most shocking images of the Syrian Revolution. This was in 2013 Syria, Assad regime mass murdered Syrian Civilians and dumped their bodies into the river.

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Idlib Balyon – Massacre by Assad regime Airstrike

Idlib Balyon – Massacre by Assad regime’s Airstrike on Saturday, 30 May 2015.
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Syrian Boy Brutally Beating by Assad Soldier – 1


Published on June 22, 2015

First UN report on children in Syria’s civil war paints picture of ‘unspeakable’ horrors

4 February 2014 – Syrian children have been subjected to “unspeakable” suffering in the nearly three years of civil war, with the Government and allied militia responsible for countless killings, maiming and torture, and the opposition for recruiting youngsters for combat and using terror tactics in civilian areas, according to the first United Nations report on the issue.

“Violations must come to an end now,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in the report, which was released yesterday to the Security Council. “I therefore urge all parties to the conflict to take, without delay, all measures to protect and uphold the rights of all children in Syria.”

The report, covering the period from 1 March 2011 to 15 November 2013, lists a raft of horrors that Syria’s children have suffered since the opposition first sought to oust President Bashar al-Assad, ranging from direct commission of abuse, including sexual violence, to more general violation of their rights from school closures and denial of access to humanitarian aid.

“The present report highlights that use of weaponry and military tactics that are disproportionate and indiscriminate by Government forces and associated militias has resulted in countless killings and the maiming of children, and has obstructed children’s access to education and health services,” Mr. Ban writes.

Government forces have also been responsible for the arrest, arbitrary detention, ill treatment and torture of children. Armed opposition groups have been responsible for the recruitment and use of children both in combat and support roles, as well as for conducting military operations, including using terror tactics, in civilian-populated areas, leading to civilian casualties, including children.”

The report spotlights the disappearance of many children, notes that all parties to the conflict have seriously hampered the delivery of humanitarian assistance in areas most affected by the fighting, and warns that children have experienced a high level of distress as a result of witnessing the killing and injuring of members of their families and peers, or of being separated from their family and/or displaced.

Detailing the detention of children as young as 11 years old for alleged association with armed groups by Government forces in large-scale arrest campaigns, the reports says they were ill-treated and tortured to extract confessions or humiliate them or pressure a relative to surrender or confess.

“Ill treatment and acts tantamount to torture reportedly included beatings with metal cables, whips and wooden and metal batons; electric shock, including to the genitals; the ripping out of fingernails and toenails; sexual violence, including rape or threats of rape; mock executions; cigarette burns; sleep deprivation; solitary confinement; and exposure to the torture of relatives,” the report says.

“Reports indicate that children were also suspended from walls or ceilings by their wrists or other limbs, were forced to put their head, neck and legs through a tire while being beaten, and were tied to a board and beaten.

The report cites a 16-year-old boy as saying he witnessed his 14-year-old male friend being sexually assaulted and then killed, and notes other allegations that boys and in a few instances girls were raped. The 16-year-old said children and adults were beaten with metal bars, their fingernails pulled out, their fingers cut. “Or they were beaten with a hammer in the back, sometimes until death,” he added.

Allegations of sexual violence by opposition groups were also received, but the UN was unable to further investigate them due to lack of access, the report says.

It adds that opposition forces recruited and used both in support roles and for combat, while Government forces used children as human shields. It notes that during the first two years of the conflict, most killings and maiming of children were attributed to Government forces, but mainly due to increased access to heavy weapons and the use of terror tactics opposition groups increasingly engaged in such acts in 2013.

“Armed opposition groups also engaged in the summary execution of children,” it says, reporting that lack of access, including for security reasons, prevented the UN from systematic documentation.

Schools and hospitals have been disproportionally targeted by all parties, with indications that Government forces were the main perpetrators of attacks against hospitals and other health-care infrastructure, mainly opposition-run makeshift health facilities and of threats and attacks against medical personnel, according to the report.

“Injured opposition fighters and civilians, including children, admitted to Government hospitals in perceived pro-opposition areas in Aleppo, Dar’a, Homs and Idlib governorates were reportedly exposed to arrest, detention, ill treatment and acts tantamount to torture by civilian doctors, and/or elements of Government forces,” it says.

The UN also received reports on instances where opposition groups denied medical treatment to injured pro-Government fighters, or misused ambulances, including to cross Government checkpoints.

In his list of recommendations, Mr. Ban calls on all sides to stop all grave violations against children cited in the report, end all indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks on civilian areas, including terror tactics, airstrikes, chemical weapons and heavy artillery, allow unimpeded humanitarian access, and immediately release abducted women and children.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47077#.VbjwM_kYHb4

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Two Females Recount the Horror of Houla Massacre

These 2 women recount watching their closest family members being killed before their own eyes by forces to Bashar al-Assad.

Published on May 27, 2012

This footage, uploaded by Syrian activists on May 27, 2012, was purportedly filmed in Al-Houla in Homs. It depicts a number of women and children who claimed to have survived the Al-Houla Massacre. They recount watching their closest family members being killed before their eyes by forces loyal to Bashar.

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Syria 4 Years Revolution Anniversary Rally Around the World

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From “The Syrian Campaign”

Dear friend,

Syria needs all the support we can give it!

I’m not Syrian but I share the Syrian dream for change. Four years ago it didn’t begin with guns and mortars. Four years ago it began with peaceful calls for freedom.

I watched grainy YouTube footage of protests uploaded by citizen journalists with shaking voices. Hundreds of thousands of people were standing in places like Assi Square in Hama chanting for freedom and holding the longest flags you’ve ever seen in your life [1]. I saw footage of tanks rolling in to crush the protests and bullets entering protesters’ chests.

I heard the stories of amazing women who would bake sweets to give to army soldiers, coaxing them not to jail their sons and daughters.

I heard the stories of activists who formed underground committees to organize protests every Friday, using pseudonyms on Skype to avoid getting caught by the regime. So many of them were hunted down by the security forces and disappeared or killed. Like Ghiath Matar, or “Little Ghandi” who used to hand out roses and bottles of water to armed soldiers who came in to crush the protests. Ghiath was 24 and expecting his first child when he was abducted by the regime. A few days later, his lifeless body was returned to his family, bearing marks of torture [2].

What does it mean for our world when people are silent after thousands of activists like Ghiath meet their end this way? I don’t know, but it’s not a world I want to live in. What happens in Syria is a part of our shared struggle for a better world.

That’s why this Sunday I’m going to Martyrs Square in Beirut to attend a demonstration in solidarity with Syrians on the 4th anniversary of their uprising. I’ve added a list of events below marking this moment around the globe. Please join one this weekend if you can.

We can’t bring back any of the beautiful humans who died for their desire to be free. But we can honor them and make sure their aspirations live on forever. Let’s stand up and be counted this weekend for a peaceful and dignified future for our Syrian sisters and brothers.

No one is free until we’re all free!

Bissan

P.S. If you’ve organized an event and it isn’t listed, please reply to this email – it will be updated on this page.

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwUrpE9zKFw
[2] http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/syrian-activist-ghiyath-matars-death-spurs-grief-debate/2011/09/14/gIQArgq8SK_story.html

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Belgium – Antwerp
Sunday 15 March, 7:30 PM
Groenplaats, 2000
https://www.facebook.com/events/784782701616129

Belgium – Brussels
Sunday 15 March, 6:30 PM
Place Flagey – Bruxelles – 1050 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale
https://www.facebook.com/events/884301298258436/

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Canada – Montreal
Sunday 15 March, 12:00 PM
Meet at Norman Bethune Statue (Rue Guy & De Maissonneuve)
https://www.facebook.com/events/396166310564006/

Canada – Ontario
Sunday March 15th 4-7pm
2233 South Millway, Mississauga, ON L5L 3H7
https://www.facebook.com/events/1412859885677082/

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France – Lyon
Sunday 15 March, 2015, 3:00 PM
Place de Terreaux
https://www.facebook.com/events/419582521544468/

France – Paris
Saturday 14 March, 3:00 PM
Place de la République
https://www.facebook.com/events/863608670347595/

France – Bonson
Sunday 15 March, 4:00 PM
Place François-Mitterrand – (face à la Mairie)
http://souriahouria.com/15032015-bonson-rassemblement-la-paix-et-pour-laccueil-de-refugies-syriens/

France – Bordeaux
Saturday 14 March, 4:00 PM
Place de la Comédie, devant le Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux
https://www.facebook.com/events/386141388231848

France – Bourges
Saturday 15 March
“La Quinzaine Syrienne” – Rassemblement & Vernissage d’oeuvres syriennes
https://www.facebook.com/events/678102245631806/

Thursday 19 March
Conférence & Débat Animée par Hala Kodmani
https://www.facebook.com/events/861008467276071

France – Strasbourg
Saturday 14 March, 3:00 PM
Place Kléber
http://souriahouria.com/14032015-strasbourg-marche-en-solidarite-avec-le-peuple-syrien/

France – Toulouse
Saturday 14 March, 1:30 PM
Place du Capitole de 13h30 à 15h30

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Germany – Berlin
Sunday, 15 March, 3 PM – 6 PM
Alexanderplatz (an der Weltuhr)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1563941367180354/

Germany – Frankfurt
Saturday, 14 March, 2 PM – 6 PM
Kundgebung & Livemusik/Poetry-Slam/Infostand
Frankfurt Hauptwache
https://www.facebook.com/events/823007787772477/

Germany – Hamburg
Saturday, 14 March, 2 PM
Jungfernstieg am Flaggenmast
https://www.facebook.com/events/829826210399329/

Germany – Köln

Saturday, 14 March, 2 PM – 6 PM
Am Kölner Dom / Hauptbahnhof
https://www.facebook.com/events/919808194720810/

Diskussionsveranstaltung & Poetry/Musik
Samstag, 21.03.2015, Modemann Str. 3, 51063 Köln, 17:00 Uhr
https://www.facebook.com/events/740430326076781/

Germany – Stuttgart

Saturday, 14 March, 3 PM – 5 PM
Mahnwache & Infostand
Schlossplatz/Denkmal
https://www.facebook.com/events/401052140053906/

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Italy – Rome
Saturday 14 March, 2:30 PM
Piazza del Campidoglio
https://www.facebook.com/events/1684292321798001/permalink/1684672541759979/

Italy – Milan
Sunday 15 March, 3 PM
Via dei Mercanti
https://www.facebook.com/events/1552002118416159/

Italy – Genoa
Sunday 15 March, 3:30 PM
Genova Centro Storico, Porto antico

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Lebanon – Beirut
Sunday 15 March, 3 PM
Martyrs Square
https://www.facebook.com/events/795735293813777/800850396635600/

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Spain – Barcelona
Sunday 15 March, 12 PM
Pl. Catalunya
https://www.facebook.com/events/409697645859608/

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Switzerland – Berne
Saturday, 14 March, 2:00 PM
Waisnhausplatz, Berne

Switzerland – Lausanne
Conférence/Débat, 19 mars, 17h15
Lausanne, UNIL Bâtiment Geopolis, salle 2227
https://femmesdemoc.wordpress.com/2015/02/21/conference-debat-le-point-sur-4-ans-de-revolution-en-syrie/

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United Kingdom – London
Saturday, 14 March, 12:30 PM
March begins at Marble Arch, Hyde Park and end point is 10 Downing Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/720078538106887/

Buses available from Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, Bradford, Swansea, Southampton, Cardiff, Glasgow

Thursday, 12 March, 3:00 PM
DocHouse: Syria Double Bill
Birkbeck Cinema
http://www.dochouse.org/film-screening/Best-of-DocHouse-SYRIA-DOUBLE-BILL/422

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United States – Arlington, Virginia
Friday 13 March, 6 PM
“An Evening of Art & Revolution”
Crystal Gateway Marriott
https://www.facebook.com/events/380023718843275

Saturday 14 March, 9 AM – 5 PM
“The Road Forward” Conference
Crystal Gateway Marriott
https://www.facebook.com/events/1382653072047778

United States – Washington, DC
12 March to 15 March: #TheRevolutionContinues
Full schedule: https://www.facebook.com/events/937170359641360

11 March to 15 March
200,000 Names – An Oral Memorial #HowManyMore
The White House
https://www.facebook.com/events/1400799146895472/

Sunday, 15 March, 11 AM to 2 PM
“United Against Assad & Isis” Rally
White House, Lafayette Park
http://www.mar15th.com/rally

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The Syria Campaign is building an open, global movement working for a peaceful future for Syria. We are people from all over the world who are coming together to tackle what the UN has described as “the greatest humanitarian tragedy of our time”.

Syria needs all the support we can give it!

Assad Regime is still holding 150000 civilians in custody

UN: All human beings are born free & equal in dignity and rights.
Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Estimate 11,000 detainees were tortured to death by Assad Regime. 150,000 are still in custody.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashar_al-Assad

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3 Million Syrian Refugees 3 Million Heart Breaking Stories


Published on Oct 21, 2014

I’ve been plunged into despair but I’ve been healed by looking around and seeing what we do for each other to bring each other back up from the depths.” Neil Gaiman

“We watch the news about Syria and the situation is bleak. In May when I travelled to Jordan with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and visited Zaatari and Azraq refugee camps with fashion designer Georgina Chapman and her husband, film producer, Harvey Weinstein, the scale of the refugee situation was extraordinary to us. Conflict was forcing innocent people in love with their country to abandon their homes and bleed, in their thousands, across its borders. How are they able to cope with losing everything? How are the neighbouring countries expected to cope with the flood of human beings overwhelming their infrastructure and their already scarce resources?

6 months on and the numbers of refugees and internally displaced have climbed, not inch by inch, but in dizzying numbers: over 6.4 million people displaced inside Syria, over 3 million refugees outside Syria. Spirits have been broken, homes wrecked, lives destroyed, and a generation of children traumatized.

But somehow, still, in amongst the horror and the nightmares, there are still many small and glorious stories of survival and hope, resilience and dignity. I have already shared many of them with you, but there are more to tell. I’m sharing them in order to build a connection between the people I have met – Ayman, Ibrahim, Um Murad and the rest – and with you. Yes, you. I’m asking, on their behalf and UNHCR’s, for help, because if you could have the conversations that we had, if only you could sit and speak to the refugees, face to face, you would see that we really are the same, that we really are part of one family. And, at its best, a family does all it can to support each other.” – Neil Gaiman

Please visit http://rfg.ee/D98RY to help now. If you’re in the UK, you can also text NEED2510 to 70070 to donate £10 now.

Original piano music was composed & recorded for this film by Amanda Palmer.

Information for media:
If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact us at drozditb@unhcr.org or tibaw@unhcr.org.