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When Cells Speak: book documents memos of Syrian detainees

When Cells Speak: book documents memos of Syrian detainees

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The book "When Cells Speak" recounts the stories of 52 martyrs who died under torture in Assad's prisons. Between its pages, the true meaning of the suffering of the martyrs and detainees of the Syrian regime is revealed; they were not merely figures and numbers but they were...

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In Syrian prisons, Mother's Day a chance for more torture

In Syrian prisons, Mother's Day a chance for more torture

(Zaman Al Wasl)- In the third part of Aida al-Haj Yousif’s memos, the former female detainee tells how the Syrian security turned the Mother’s Day into a bitter memory.  Mother’s Day feast has eclipsed itself from Syria ever since the outbreak of the revolution...

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Detainees: despite pregnancy, Wafaa Najib arrested twice

Detainees: despite pregnancy, Wafaa Najib arrested twice

(Zaman Al Wasl TV)- The case of Wafa Najib, former Syrian detainee, is similar to the many cases lived in the brutal conditions of prison where basic inalienable human rights are not respected.  Najib got arrested twice, in both cases she was heavily bombarded with...

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Memos of notorious Mezzeh airport prison

Memos of notorious Mezzeh airport prison

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Ahmed Hassan, pseudonym, has recently left the jails of the Syrian regime after seven years of arbitrary detention due to his participation in the peaceful demonstrations intended to overthrow Bashar Assad in March 2011. Hassan told Zaman al-Wasl a part of what he saw and...

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Aida reveals more torture memos

Aida reveals more torture memos

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The former detainee Aida al-Haj Yousif, nicknamed: Zina, recounts to ‘Zaman al-Wasl ' a new story which she decides to document for the world; the story of Diana, her cellmate. Diana was arrested while pregnant because her husband was ‘Wanted’ at that time. Under torture,...

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Former female detainee tells stories of rape, torture in security chambers

Former female detainee tells stories of rape, torture in security chambers

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Zaman Al Wasl launches a new series called "Syrian Women in Assad's Prisons" which is concerned with the prisoners, the released and the missing women. The series begins with the story of Aida al-Haj Yousif , she was known as Zaina, where she recounts dozens of stories about...

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One huge search engine for wanted Syrians includes all lists

One huge search engine for wanted Syrians includes all lists

(Zaman Alwasl)-  Zaman al-Wasl has collected all search engines in one engine to facilitate the search process by readers for detainees and wanted Syrians. Zaman al-Wasl seeks to shed the light on the fate of the Syrian disappeared and victims of arbitrarily arrest as well as the...

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Syrian priest suffered regime torture, friend says

Syrian priest suffered regime torture, friend says

(Zaman Al Wasl)-  Lebanese clergyman declared that a Syrian priest had been arrested by the notorious military division,  the  Palestine Branch, in Damascus some years ago, being accused of dealing with Israel. An accusation for which he was arrested and spent more than one...

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82,000 forcibly disappeared, 14,000 died of torture by Assad regime: SNHR

82,000 forcibly disappeared, 14,000 died of torture by Assad regime: SNHR

( SNHR )- Tens of thousands of Syrians have fallen to the machine of systematic arrests that hasn’t only targeted activists or those who were part of the popular uprising that rose against the family rule, but targeted many merely on suspicion or kinship.  Syrian authorities...

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Assad's Death Lists: Failed Attempt to Shirk Accountability

Assad's Death Lists: Failed Attempt to Shirk Accountability

By Sulaiman al-Nuhaili (Zaman Al Wasl)- Lists of the Syrian detainees, who were killed under torture at the regime's detention centres, are being sent by the regime, to the civil registry authorities, in order to record their deaths as natural. Therefore, it is necessary to work on...

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Families of torture victims fear regime contact over sons' fate

Families of torture victims fear regime contact over sons' fate

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian human rights’ advocates emphasized that the Syrian regime and allies, such as Russia, Iraq, Iran and Hezbollah, are legally responsible of the Syrian detainees’ tragedy, saying the United Nations is also involved in the moral responsibility towards them as...

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The Forgotten Detainees of Dummar Neighborhood: Hidden Story

The Forgotten Detainees of Dummar Neighborhood: Hidden Story

(Zaman Al Wasl)- It might be traced back the history of Dummar, the northwestern district of Damascus, and its residents’ old, as well as, the ongoing conflict with the Assad Family. Given the neighbourhood’s strategic localization proximate to highly sensitive areas (The Presidential...

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Qatar, Liechtenstein deliver message to UN on torture and killing of Syrian prisoners

Qatar, Liechtenstein deliver message to UN on torture and killing of Syrian prisoners

Qatar and Liechtenstein delivered a joint message to HE the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, expressing their deep condemnation and concern at reports that monitor the Syrian regime's violations, abuses, torture and systematic killing of prisoners whose only charge was...

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Death certificates include 4 Palestinian detainees: Civil Registry

Death certificates include 4 Palestinian detainees: Civil Registry

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Action Group for Palestinians in Syria said four Palestinian brothers were confirmed dead by the civil registry after four years since they were arrested by the military intelligence in Damascus suburbs . The UK-based group says at least 1,688 Palestinian refugees...

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Prominent Druze rebel confirmed dead: document

Prominent Druze rebel confirmed dead: document

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Many Syrians know little or nothing about Alwafed Abu Traba, the Druze man who appeared on the state-run TV in 2015, admitting his involvement in terrorist attacks in Sweida, the historic stronghold of Druze community in southern Syria. Abu Traba was confirmed dead by...

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Torture lists must push for legal actions, detailed lists

Torture lists must push for legal actions, detailed lists

  Zaman al-Wasl hopes that all material, documentation and information provided in the detainees reports would be used for the purposes of legal actions, proceedings, litigation, matters and international levels before courts, tribunals and human rights organisations....

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Check names of 8000 detainees tortured to death: lists

Check names of 8000 detainees tortured to death: lists

Check  the names of 8000 detainees who were tortured to death by the Syrian regime security.  The list has been obtained in association with the Syrian Violations Documentation Center . It inclues names of 7953 victims of different ages, including 125...

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Detainees death certificates flood Darayya's Registry Office, torture not mentioned as cause

Detainees death certificates flood Darayya's Registry Office, torture not mentioned as cause

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 1000 detainees from Darayya, the western suburb of Damascus, were tortured to death in the Syrian security chambers, according to local activists who affirmed that the Intelligence Services had delivered the list of dead detainees to the civil registry office in...

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