Criminal complaint filed against Syrian regime officials

A criminal complaint is now filed in Sweden against high-ranking members of the Assad regime for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The criminal complaint is filed by Syrian victims and Civil Rights Defenders, Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), Syrian Archive and the Open Society Justice Initiative.

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Covid-19: Human Rights Must be Respected.

Authoritarian governments must not use the corona pandemic as an excuse to repress human rights. We are watching you. We will call out human rights violations and hold you accountable.

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