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Security forces used excessive force to disperse homeless families from the rubble of their former homes, from which they were forcibly evicted on 18 February.
Iranian graduate student Hamid Babaei, serving a six-year sentence for “acting against national security by communicating with hostile governments.” His wife is also at risk of arrest.
Student Ranim Khalil Ma’touq and human rights lawyer Jihan Amin were arrested by members of the Syrian security forces on 17 February. Their current whereabouts are unknown.
Ahmed Mohammad Saleh al-Arab now requires urgent medical attention for injuries he says he sustained during torture at the National Security Agency.