An insightful article by Michael G. Vickers, The Washington Post. Published July 23, 2017.
The Trump Administration should not give up on removing Assad from Syria
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on March 11. (SANA/Associated Press)
An insightful article by Josh Rogin, The Washington Post. Published June 23, 2017
The Trump Team is Repeating Obama's Mistakes in Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with President Trump at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg on July 7. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)
"The Torture Survivors Suing the Assad Regime" by Atika shubert and Eliza Mackintosh, CNN
A case has opened in Germany accusing six high-ranking officials close to Syrian president Bashar Al Assad's Regime of brutal beatings, sexual violence, and systematic torture. Six ex-detainees' complaints are associated with three Damascus prisons- branches 215, 227 and 235 -- between October 2011 and July 2015.
Read full story here.
SETF continues to work very hard alongside Ambassador Rapp, Caesar, and Sami, as well as law firms and governments, in order to support ongoing cases and to initiate new ones helping the people of Syria find justice for the crimes perpetrated by the Assad Regime.
The Syrian Emergency Task Force is proud to have contributed to Michael Petrou's article, "Exodus" which was recently published by the National Post.
Journalist Michael Petrou is this year's R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellow. His project chronicles the stories of displaced Syrians, particularly those who remain in the Middle East, dramatically transforming that region. Petrou travelled to Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon to document this mass exodus first-hand. Brice Hall is the illustrator and digital designer for this project. Please take time to read his incredible accounts and stories of the Syrian people he met here.
The Syrian Emergency Task Force organized an event in Malaysia, "Torture in Syria & The Caesar Files," an awareness initiative on the plight of the Syrian people inflicted through the ongoing civil war. The session moderated by Juliet Jacobs of BFM89.9 and the panel discussion included Mouaz Moustafa, executive director of SETF, Mazen Al Hummada, Assad torture survivor, and YB Nurul Uzzah Anwar.
Media Released Covering The Event Includes: