June 3, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced on Sunday that his government had nothing to do with last week's Houla massacre and that "not even monsters" would carry out the attacks. Al-Assad made his remarks, his first since the massacre that killed more than 100 civilian men, women and children ...[read more]
June 1, 2012
by Max Slater
The UN Human Rights Council voted to condemn Syria on Friday for killing more than 100 civilians in the Houla region of the country last week. The 47-member body voted 41-3 to approve a resolution blaming "pro-regime elements" and government troops for the massacre in Houla. Russia, China and Cuba ...[read more]
June 1, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Syrian government has released more than 500 prisoners detained during pro-democracy demonstrations in the last month, Syria's official news agency reported Thursday. The report indicated that the government released 265 prisoners on May 5 and another 250 on May 17, adding that only those ...[read more]
May 30, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The UN Human Rights Council announced Wednesday that they will hold a special session this Friday to discuss the situation in Syria in light of last week's massacre in Houla. The announcement came after a written request for the session was submitted earlier in the day by ambassadors from Qatar, ...[read more]
May 29, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Most of the victims of a recent massacre in Houla, Syria, were shot at close range, including women and children, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) revealed Tuesday. UN officials disclosed that most of the civilians killed during last week's massacre appeared to be ...[read more]

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