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Urgent Action Update: 529 Patients Are Still Awaiting Medical Evacuation (Syria: UA 275.17)

29 of the 558 patients awaiting medical evacuation in besieged Eastern Ghouta have been evacuated and transferred to hospitals in Damascus for treatment. 529 more patients still require urgent medical treatment.

November 29, 2017 • Press Release

Syria: Banned Soviet-made cluster munitions fuel humanitarian catastrophe in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian government forces’ increasing use of banned Soviet-made cluster munitions to carry out indiscriminate attacks and direct attacks on civilians amid a tightening siege in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta has killed at least 10 civilians and brought the area’s humanitarian crisis to breaking point, Amnesty International can reveal today.

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“We leave or we die”: Forced displacement under Syria’s ‘reconciliation’ agreements

Whole civilian populations who have suffered horrific sieges and been subjected to intensive bombardments have been given no choice but to leave or die under so-called “reconciliation” agreements between the Syrian government and armed opposition groups, said Amnesty International in a comprehensive new report published today.

Training Material

Amnesty International USA Syrian Refugee Activist Toolkit

We need your support to ensure America welcomes refugees. In this toolkit, you will find the materials you need to: – Help pass a city council resolution welcoming refugees – Write letters to the press on refugee’s rights – Contact your elected representatives to demand support of refugees – Answer questions and have converesations about … Continued

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Syria: ‘Deadly labyrinth’ traps civilians trying to flee Raqqa battle against Islamic State

Thousands of civilians trapped in Raqqa, northern Syria, are coming under fire from all sides as the battle for control of the city enters its final stage, Amnesty International said following an in-depth investigation on the ground. The warring parties must prioritize protecting them from hostilities and creating safe ways for them to flee the frontline.

Victory

Urgent Action Victory! Syrian-Kurdish Opposition Activist Released (Syria: UA 123.17)

Syrian-Kurdish opposition activist Mohsen Taher was released from Allaya prison in Qamishli, north-eastern Syria, on 29 July. He had been detained since 9 May by Asayish forces, the police force of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)-led Autonomous Administration.

Urgent Action

Urgent Action Victory! Syrian-Kurdish Opposition Activist Released (Syria: UA 123.17)

Syrian-Kurdish opposition activist Mohsen Taher was released from Allaya prison in Qamishli, north-eastern Syria, on 29 July. He had been detained since 9 May by Asayish forces, the police force of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)-led Autonomous Administration.

August 2, 2017 • Press Release

Syria: Extrajudicial execution of Bassel Khartabil a grim reminder of Syrian prison horrors

Responding to news of the execution of Syrian-Palestinian human rights activist Bassel Khartabil today, Anna Neistat, Amnesty International’s Senior Director of Research said:

July 6, 2017 • Press Release

G20 summit: Trump-Putin meeting, a matter of life and death for the people of Syria

The lives of millions of Syrian civilians hang in the balance as the presidents of Russia and the U.S. prepare to meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Germany on July 7, to discuss counter-terrorism initiatives and a political resolution to Syria’s war, said Amnesty International.

Victory

Urgent Action Victory! Kurdish Activist In Critical Health Released (Syria: UA 151.17)

Syrian Kurdish opposition activist Suleiman Abdulmajid Oussou was released on 24 June. He had been detained by the Asayish forces since 23 May. Suleiman Abdulmajid Oussou was held in poor conditions while suffering a critical heart condition.