September 1, 2017

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s foreign minister said on Friday he wanted major powers to agree on a transition plan that would be imposed on Syrians, but ruled out any role for President Bashar al-Assad, who he said had “murdered” part of his population. Read full article here...

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FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends a conference of Italian ambassadors in Rome, Italy July 24, 2017. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Tuesday, August 29  Bethan McKernan writes for The Independent, 

Inside Assad's prisons: Horrors facing female inmates in Syrian jails revealed

Exclusive: Women who have survived rape and torture in Syrian government prisons are fighting back - and laying the groundwork for future legal battles against war criminals.  Read full article here.

The Syrian Emergency Task Force has worked closely with caesar, family of the Spanish victim, Guernica 37 and Ambassador Stephen Rapp to bring justice to victims of torture in assad prisons. We are currently planning a caesar exhibit in Madrid as we continue to support efforts to appeal the Spanish case to a higher court.

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Abier Farhud, a victim of torture and abuse in a Syrian regime prison. She is among seven survivors who have filed a criminal complaint in Germany against secret service officials of Assad's government AFP

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

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An insightful article by Josh Rogin, The Washington Post. Published June 23, 2017  

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The Trump Team is Repeating Obama's Mistakes in Syria

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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 

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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.

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