“We want the detainees” is the most chanted and long-standing slogan in recent Syrian history, and should be a central focus of US policy towards Syria, writes Mansour Omari.
Op-Ed: Incomplete disappearance and impossible justice: ‘I still speak about him in the present tense’
Enforced disappearance is among the most widespread and devastating crimes in Syria. But the lived reality for the loved ones of the missing is more complicated than the strict definition of the term, writes Noura Ghazi.
In May, the Assad regime released 527 Syrian detainees under an amnesty decree that human rights defenders are calling arbitrary and insufficient.
Rather than healing the country's wounds, Ghouta’s recent experience with Assad’s promise to release detainees suggests a careless disregard for unifying the country.