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We Will Not Reconcile
Title We Will Not Reconcile
Author Activists
Category Banners
Creation Date 10/01/2023
Archiving Date 17/01/2023
Source Hamza AlSuofi Facebook page
Link
Note
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On 9 January 2023, dozens of residents of the city of Al-Suwayda took to the streets in a silent protest for the fourth consecutive Monday, expressing their solidarity with the rest of the renewed protests in different regions in Syria, by raising banners bearing hashtags such as #WeWillNotReconcile, and #BringBackItsEarlyDays. The protesters also demanded the release of the detainees, the implementation of the Security Council Resolution 2254, and for Syria to be state of institutions and not a "regime of mafias and gangs"
The sit-in took place despite the gathering of dozens of members of the ruling Baath party on the opposite side of the sit-in, chanting in favor of the head of the regime. Baath party members had called for the protest through private WhatsApp chats, under the pretext of demanding to lift the sanctions imposed on the Assad regime, according to Suwayda 24, Al-Suwayda Uprising, Baladi News, Al-Souria Net, and Al-Modon.
The movement started in the city of Al-Suwayda on 19 December 2022, as dozens of the city's residents participated in a protest and raised the initial slogans of the revolution, calling for freedom and justice. Protesters also demanded the implementation of Security Council Resolution 2254, and the release of detainees. As security forces did not intervene, calls to protest renewed in al-Sayr/al-Karama Square every Monday, according to the Suwayda 24, Al-Rased, Suwayda Uprising page, Enab Baladi, Syria TV, and Al-Quds Al-Arabi.
The movement began with a call that was launched on 17 December 2022, when the "Peaceful Movement in Al-Suwayda" issued a statement calling on the people of the governorate to participate in a silent sit-in to pay tribute to the sacrifices of the Syrian people, honor the souls of its martyrs, and express faith and commitment to the just and legitimate political, economic and social demands, according to the statement published on Suwayda 24, Al-Rased, Al-Suwayda Uprising Facebook page, and Facebook pages of activists.

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On 28 December 2022, a meeting was held in Moscow between Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, his Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar, and his Syrian counterpart Ali Mahmoud Abbas. This would be the first official meeting of ministers between Turkey and Syria since the start of the Syrian revolution, in 2011.
According to statements given by the Turkish minister, and news reported after the meetings by Turkish newspapers and the Syrian news agency SANA, the three parties discussed ways to solve the Syrian crisis, the refugee problem, and the joint fight against what has was called terrorist organizations in Syria. On the other hand, there were also talks of the possibility of holding a summit between the heads of the three countries, according to Reuters, Le Monde, France 24, DW Arabic, Al-Modon, The New Arab, Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Al-Hurra, Euronews, The Independent Arabic, and Anadolu Agency.
The meeting between the ministers angered the Syrian street as social media platforms buzzed with the hashtag #WeWillNotReconcile. Several cities and towns throughout northern Syria, as well as some villages in Daraa, witnessed angry protests rejecting this meeting, refusing to reconcile with the Assad regime, and denouncing the Turkish normalization with the Assad regime. This movement is similar to protests carrying the same hashtag, which began on 11 August 2022, against a statement given by the Turkish Foreign Minister, in which he mentioned "the need to achieve reconciliation between the Syrian regime and the opposition in some way."
All of this coincided with a call launched by activists on 27 December 2022, under the hashtag #RiseToBringBackItsEarlyDays, in support of the movement that began in Al-Suwayda and Daraa, which are under the control of the regime and its allies in southern Syria, where renewed protests called for the fall of the regime, according to Shaam News Network, Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Al-Modon, DW Arabic, Jisr Newspaper, Enab Baladi, Ultra Voice, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, and Macro Media Center.

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On 27 December 2022, activists launched a campaign under the hashtag #RiseUpToBringBackItsEarlyDays, in support of the movement that started in al-Suwayda and Daraa, which are under the control of the regime and its allies in southern Syria, where renewed protests are calling for the fall of the regime.
Protesters in separate parts of the country carried banners bearing the slogan of the campaign, while activists on social media platforms posted photos of banners showing solidarity with the uprising areas, as well as songs and chants that first appeared 11 years ago with the start of the revolution, calling for freedom and the fall of the Syrian regime. Activists remembered those sacrificed their freedom and lives to liberate the counttry, and demanded bring back the revolution to its initial path, and achieve justice for the Syrian people, according to Shaam News Network, Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Al-Modon, DW Arabic, Jisr newspaper, Enab Baladi, Ultra Voice, The New Arab, Macro Media Center, and Syria TV.
Governorate Al-Suwayda
City Al-Suwayda
Keywords Detainees, Dictator, Resistance, Solidarity
Work Content
We will not reconcile...
#BringBackItsEarlyDays
Free the detainees, don't leave
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/227636/we-will-not-reconcile-3/
Syrian Detainee
Title Syrian Detainee
Author Marianna al-Tabbaa
Category Drawing & Etching
Creation Date 07/01/2023
Archiving Date 12/01/2023
Source The artwork was sent to us by the artist
Keywords Detainees, Women
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/227601/syrian-detainee/
At Least 2,221 Arbitrary Arrests/Detentions Documented In Syria In 2022, Including 148 Children And 457 Women (Adult Female), With 213 Cases Documented In December
Title At Least 2,221 Arbitrary Arrests/Detentions Documented In Syria In 2022, Including 148 Children And 457 Women (Adult Female), With 213 Cases Documented In December
Author Syrian Network for Human Rights
Category Publications - Online
Creation Date 03/01/2023
Archiving Date 04/01/2023
Source snhr.org
To know more Read the full report
bit.ly/3WK56BI
Keywords Activists, Armed factions and brigades, Detainees, Displacement, Forcibly disappeared, Kurdish forces, Levant Liberation Committee, Refugees, Regime Forces, Reports and investigations, Survivors
Extract
Most arrests in Syria are carried out without any judicial warrant while the victims are passing through checkpoints or during raids, with the security forces of the regime’s four main intelligence services often responsible for extra-judicial detentions. Every detainee is tortured from the very first moment of his or her arrest and denied any opportunity to contact his or her family or to have access to a lawyer. The authorities also flatly deny the arbitrary arrests they have carried out, and most of the detainees are subsequently categorized as forcibly disappeared.
The report summarizes the cases of arbitrary arrest/detention documented by SNHR in 2022, including December, by the parties to the conflict and the controlling forces in Syria, as well as shedding light on the most notable individual cases and incidents of arbitrary arrest and detention that SNHR’s team was able to document during the same period, as well as categorizing cases and incidents of arrest according to the location of the incident. The report does not include kidnappings and abductions in which SNHR has been unable to identify the responsible party.
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/227484/at-least-2221-arbitrary-arrests-detentions-documented-in-syria-in-2022-including-148-children-and-457-women-adult-female-with-213-cases-documented-in-december/
From Freedom Square... This Is Jasim
Title From Freedom Square... This Is Jasim
Author Activists
Category Banners
According to Source
#AlSuwayda salutes #Daraa
Creation Date 26/12/2022
Archiving Date 12/01/2023
Source إذاعة حوران مهد الثورة Facebook page
Link
Album Link
Note
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On 26 December 2022, dozens of residents of al-Suwayda took to the streets in a silent protest, during which they declared their solidarity with the rest of the protests that were renewed in separate parts of Syria, and demanded the release of the detainees.
The movement began in the city of al-Suwayda on 19 December 2022, as dozens of the city's residents participated in a protest during which they raised the revolution's initial slogans calling for freedom and justice. They also demanded the implementation of Security Council Resolution 2254, the release of detainees. As security services did not intervene, the sit-ins kept taking place every Monday, according to Suwayda 24, Al-Rased, Al-Suwayda Uprising Facebook page, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Enab Baladi, Syria TV, Al-Quds Al-Arabi.
The movement began with a call that was launched on 17 December 2022, when the "Peaceful Movement in Al-Suwayda" issued a statement calling on the people of the governorate to participate in a silent sit-in to pay tribute to the sacrifices of the Syrian people, honor the souls of its martyrs, and express faith and commitment to the just and legitimate political, economic and social demands, according to the statement published on Suwayda 24, Al-Rased, Al-Suwayda Uprising Facebook page, and Facebook pages of activists.

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On 12 December 2022, hours after Bashar al-Assad issued Amnesty Decree No. 24, granting a general amnesty for crimes committed before said date, dozens of residents of the city of Jasim in Daraa took to the streets calling for the fall of Bashar al-Assad and the release of detainees who were forcibly disappeared in the regime’s prisons for years, and the release of those who were arrested despite having concluded agreements with the regime. Protesters also demanded that Iranian militias leave their villages and cities.
On the following day, protests renewed in front of the Cultural Center in the city, where military security forces are stationed. The latter did not hesitate to fire live bullets at the protesters in order to disperse them, but failed to do so. Instead, the number of residents coming to support the protesters increased.
Over the next few days, anti-Assad protests expanded to several regions, as dozens of demonstrations took place in many villages and cities of the governorate, on a daily basis, demanding the immediate release of detainees, the end of the drug trade that had recently spread in the governoratte, and the expulsion of Iranian militias. Activists also sprayed anti-regime graffiti, according to The New Arab, Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Enab Baladi, Radio Rozana, Radio Al-Kul, Shaam News Network, Jisr Newspaper, The Free People of Hauran, and Daraa 24.
On 27 December 2022, activists and twitter users launched a campaign under the hashtag #RiseUpToBringBackItsEarlyDays, in support of the movement that started in al-Suwayda and Daraa, which are under the control of the regime and its allies in southern Syria, where renewed protests are calling for the fall of the regime, according to Shaam News Network, Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Al-Modon, DW Arabic, Jisr Newspaper, Enab Baladi, Ultra Sawt, The New Arab, and Macro Media Center.
Governorate Al-Suwayda
Daraa
City Al-Suwayda
Daraa
Jasim
Keywords Demonstration, Detainees, Solidarity
Work Content
From Freedom Square, this is Jasim... We want the detainees
The free people of al-Suwayda are liberating the free people of Syria
From al-Suwayda, we salute all the free people in all fo Daraa's cities
26-12-2022
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/227602/from-freedom-square-this-is-jasim/
Deprived Of Freedom
Title Deprived Of Freedom
Author Activists
Families for Freedom
Category Banners
Creation Date 18/12/2022
Archiving Date 19/12/2022
Source Families For Freedom Facebook page
Link
Album Link
Note
In mid-December 2022, Families for Freedom launched a campaign in solidarity with the Syrian detainees, coinciding with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, an event that attracted the attention of the entire world, as millions of fans were watching their favorite teams, while still there are thousands of detainees, disappeared, and the forcibly disappeared persons, languishing in the vaults of injustice.
Activists, Twitter users, and families of victims participated in this campaign by posting photos of them holding banners and pictures of their missing children and family members, in the stadiums where the football matches were held, or while watching these games in their homes, using the campaign's hashtag #MissingWorldCup2022, according to Families for Freedom.
Keywords Arab countries, Detainees, Forcibly disappeared, Solidarity
Work Content
More than 130,000 disappeared persons in the detention centers of the Assad regime are deprived of freedom and life.
#SyrianRevolution #SaveTheDetainees
#MissingWorldCup2022
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/227343/deprived-of-freedom/
Untitled
Title Untitled
Author Jamal Daoud
Category Photography
According to Source
From Lusail Stadium, we salute all the Syrian detainees.. especially those who wanted to watch the World Cup and could not attend.
#MissingWorldCup2022
Creation Date 13/12/2022
Archiving Date 20/12/2022
Source Jamal Daood Facebook page
Link
Note
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Muhammad Jomaa Derki, an activist from the city of Damascus, was arrested by regime forces from his workplace in Al-Shaalan area in Damascus. On 29 November 2013, his family was informed he died under torture, according to the Violations Documentation Center and Facebook pages of activists.
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In mid-December 2022, Families for Freedom launched a campaign in solidarity with the Syrian detainees, coinciding with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, an event that attracted the attention of the entire world, as millions of fans were watching their favorite teams, while still there are thousands of detainees, disappeared, and the forcibly disappeared persons, languishing in the vaults of injustice.
Activists, Twitter users, and families of victims participated in this campaign by posting photos of them holding banners and pictures of their missing children and family members, in the stadiums where the football matches were held, or while watching these games in their homes, using the campaign's hashtag #MissingWorldCup2022, according to Families for Freedom.
Keywords Arab countries, Awareness, Detainees
Work Content
For the detainee Mohammad Jomaa Derki, who really wanted to watch the World Cup in Qatar.
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/227369/untitled-1258/
On The International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women
Title On The International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women
Author Syrian Network for Human Rights
Category Publications - Online
Creation Date 25/11/2022
Archiving Date 13/12/2022
Source snhr.org
To know more Read the full report
bit.ly/3WvbaO7
Keywords Armed factions and brigades, Children, Detainees, Forcibly disappeared, ISIS, Kidnapping, Kurdish forces, Levant Liberation Committee, Martyrs, Regime Forces, Reports and investigations, Women
Extract
The report adds that while women in Syria have experienced various patterns of violations, all of which have displayed a violent and repeated nature, these differ in their severity and commonness, and in their current and future ramifications on Syrian females. The report focuses particularly on the gross and life-threatening violations as determined by the UN Security Council. Naturally, the killing of females is classified as the primary and most dangerous violation perpetrated against females in Syria, more especially considering the significantly high numbers of female victims. The second most dangerous violation perpetrated against females is arrest/abduction which goes on to become enforced disappearance in the overwhelming majority of cases, and then torture and sexual violence. The report also focuses on the conscription of female children, assaults on females, and the persecution of females at the hands of the parties to the conflict.
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/227290/on-the-international-day-for-the-elimination-of-violence-against-women/
Untitled
Title Untitled
Author Marc Nelson
Category Drawing & Etching
According to Source
Activist and journalist Abdul Wahab Mulla was kidnapped from his home in #Aleppo #Syria by #ISIS #Daesh . He has been disappeared since 2013. One of a series of portraits in collab with Dylan Connor Music
for his “Unsung Heroes” project.
Creation Date 24/11/2022
Archiving Date 07/12/2022
Source Marc Nelson Facebook page
Link
Note
On 7 November 2011, gunmen broke into the home of popular singer and media activist Abdul Wahab Mulla in the neighborhood of Masaken Hanano in Aleppo. The armed men arrested Mulla and a number of his friends, and took them to an unknown destination. It was later said that the armed men belonged to a faction of the Free Syrian Army collaborating with ISIS, to whom Mulla was handed over, while activists said the regime was most likely behind the kidnapping. A few days before he was kidnapped, Mulla was working with a number of activists to establish the "Aleppo Reporters Union" as attacks and violations against them increased. Abdul Wahab Mulla was known for his satiric online series titled "This is everything that happened" and "Three stars revolution", in addition to several popular songs that became famous on social media platforms, according to Reporters Without Borders, the Syrian Human Rights Committee, the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, a report on the YouTube channel France 24 Arabic.
To know more Read the narrative in the Chronology Project
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Governorate Aleppo
Keywords Creatives, Forcibly disappeared, ISIS, Kidnapping
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/227242/untitled-1254/
Reality Of Arbitrary Arrest/ Disappearance Of Children In Syria
Title Reality Of Arbitrary Arrest/ Disappearance Of Children In Syria
Author Syrian Network for Human Rights
Category Design
Creation Date 20/11/2022
Archiving Date 23/11/2022
Source Syrian Network for Human Rights - SNHR Facebook page
Link
Keywords Armed factions and brigades, Children, Detainees, Forcibly disappeared, ISIS, Infographic, Kurdish forces, Levant Liberation Committee, Regime Forces
Work Content
Arbitrary arrests/Enforced disappearances of children in Syria between March 2011 and November 20, 2022
At least 5162 children are still detained or forcibly disappeared at the hands of the parties to conflict and the governing forces in Syrian between March 2011 and 20 November 2022
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/227064/reality-of-arbitrary-arrest-disappearance-of-children-in-syria/
Title The Lost Souls Of Syria
Author Garance le Caisne
Stéphane Malterre
Category Cinema & Films
Description
Trailer of a film directed by Stéphane Malterre and Garance Le Caisne, which talks about the great difficulties in determining the identities of victims and the remains of those who were martyred under torture in the Syrian regime's detention centers, and the suffering of the families trying to reveal the fate of their children.
Duration 1:51
According to Source
27,000 photos of civilian detainees tortured to death were stolen from the Syrian regime’s secret archives by a military defector codenamed Caesar, and made public in 2014. Director Stéphane Malterre and his co-author and historical advisor Garance Le Caisne investigated to what extent international justice proves impotent in prosecuting the criminal Syrian state. As the case seems doomed to oblivion, victims’ families, along with activists and Caesar himself, seek truth and justice through state courts across Europe instead. More than five years of investigations and fighting will lead to the first trial against high officials of the Syrian death machine.
Creation Date 14/11/2022
Archiving Date 24/11/2022
Source The Party Film Sales Vimeo channel
thepartysales.com
Link
Keywords Detainees, Martyrs, Regime Forces, Torture
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/227092/the-lost-souls-of-syria/
Abdul Wahab Mulla
Title Abdul Wahab Mulla
Author Syrian Network for Human Rights
Category Design
According to Source
Nine years on the arrest and enforced disappearance of activist Abdul Wahab Mulla in the prisons of #ISIS
#FreeTheDetainees
Creation Date 07/11/2022
Archiving Date 10/11/2022
Source الشبكة السورية لحقوق الإنسان Facebook page
Link
Note
On 7 November 2011, gunmen broke into the home of popular singer and media activist Abdul Wahab Mulla in the neighborhood of Masaken Hanano in Aleppo. The armed men arrested Mulla and a number of his friends, and took them to an unknown destination. It was later said that the armed men belonged to a faction of the Free Syrian Army collaborating with ISIS, to whom Mulla was handed over, while activists said the regime was most likely behind the kidnapping. A few days before he was kidnapped, Mulla was working with a number of activists to establish the "Aleppo Reporters Union" as attacks and violations against them increased. Abdul Wahab Mulla was known for his satiric online series titled "This is everything that happened" and "Three stars revolution", in addition to several popular songs that became famous on social media platforms, according to Reporters Without Borders, the Syrian Human Rights Committee, the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, a report on the YouTube channel France 24 Arabic.
To know more Read the narrative in the Chronology Project
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Governorate Aleppo
City Aleppo
Keywords Creatives, Forcibly disappeared, ISIS, Kidnapping
Work Content
Abdul Wahhab al Malla
Abdul Wahhab, born in 1988, is a media activist from Aleppo city.
Gunmen affiliated with ISIS arrested him on Thursday, November 7, 2013, in Aleppo city. His fate remains unknown.
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/226933/abdul-wahab-mulla-3/
Untitled
Title Untitled
Author Samira Birawi
Category Painting
Creation Date 02/11/2022
Archiving Date 15/11/2022
Source Samera Birawi Facebook page
Link
Keywords Detainees
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/226981/untitled-1248/
Forget Your Name
Title Forget Your Name
Author Garance le Caisne
Category Publications - Printed
Other Info Published by: Stock
Number of pages: 230
Creation Date 26/10/2022
Archiving Date 01/11/2022
Source www.fnac.com
Link
Keywords Demonstration, Detainees, Dictator, International Community, Missing, Regime Forces, Torture
Brief
He had promised to testify.
Released in 2014 after a year and a half of imprisonment for protesting, Mazen Hamada had to flee Syria. After crossing the Mediterranean, the young refugee ended up in Holland, a country whose canals reminded him of the freshness of the Euphrates during his childhood. He became one of the few Syrians to publicly denounce the torture suffered in state prisons.
Mazen's story, as he tells it to Garance Le Caisne in 2017 and 2018, tells the tragedy of torture and the chaos of a new life that is long awaited and dreamed of. While repeating that the regime "destroyed [their] memory", the former technician does remember. The family farm, the bread baked in the oven on the house's rooftop, the hiding place of forbidden books, the first protests and, of course, the life swallowed up in the overcrowded cells where Mazen was locked up with two of his nephews.
From laughter to whispers, from tears to outbursts of anger, the exiled fights his guilt. Because, beyond the physical abuse, it is indeed the destruction of souls that Mazen's testimomy is about. His words, collected over several months, turn out to be increasingly disconnected and reveal the state of confusion in which he is plunged because the impossibility of being heard by Western leaders who should have arrested the criminals.
Mazen's loneliness echoes the testimonies of survivors of concentration camps, and those of the survivors of the Tutsi genocide. Frail and weakened, as if, swallowed up by his own suffering, his body was going to disappear, Mazen feels lost.
On February 22, 2020, Mazen returned to Damascus. As he arrived at Damascus airport, he became aware of his mistake. "Pray for me", are the last words we heard from him.
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/226757/forget-your-name/
My Road From Damascus: A Memoir
Title My Road From Damascus: A Memoir
Author Jamal Saeed
Category Publications - Printed
Other Info Published by: ECW Press
Number of pages: 440
Translated by: Catherine Cobham
Creation Date 04/10/2022
Archiving Date 04/10/2022
Source www.amazon.com/
Link
Remark Jamal Saeed spent 12 years as a prisoner of conscience in Syria before being invited to Canada in 2016. He continues to raise awareness about Syria’s ongoing civil war and humanitarian crisis through his work as an activist, editor, visual artist, and author.
Governorate Damascus
City Damascus
Keywords Detainees, Regime Forces, Survivors, Torture
Extract
Waiting to be executed, I remember as clearly as if I could see them, many of the other people I’d known in different Syrian towns: children, men, and women, old and young; relatives, friends, and those who’d shared in the painful experiences of prison; interrogators out of control in the interrogation branch in Latakia; doomsday in cellblock seven in the military’s special investigation branch in Damascus; prisoners of conscience, murderers, thieves, drug dealers, cats, rats, and police in al-Qala’a prison; bodies exhausted by fear, faces distorted by terror, souls brutalized by humiliation in Tadmur prison. The faces of women I’d loved and cried over when they left, and those of the ones who loved me and who cried when I left. Informers for the intelligence services who visited me diligently after my release on the pretext of asking after my health. A great gathering of people, birds, beasts, with their features crystal clear; springs, rivers, different places by the sea, rough tracks, paved roads, and even familiar rocky outcrops. I am completely absorbed by this throng of images, smells, and the sounds my memory yields, sharper and more delicate than I would have believed possible, and in that moment I really forget where I am. I don’t think about how my brazen answers to the officer had just slammed the door on my future.
I am devouring life avidly as if it only existed in the past when the door of the interrogation room opens and footsteps approach. I brace myself for the end, but nothing. If only I could move my hand, I would pull the blindfold away from my eyes. Has the soldier who entered the room changed his mind and left again? Or is he standing close to me this very second? I picture the room full of instruments of torture: an old tire, electric cables, clubs, a German chair, water, and a packet of pins on the metal table where the interrogator usually sat. Big strong torturers no more than twenty-five years old will show up at any moment…
The door opens again and I hear the sound of something being moved on a metal table. The door shuts again. Have they taken something out of the room? The sound of footsteps in the corridor. People hurrying, and then the sound of shouting. The desperate voice of a man begging his torturers to stop beating him, a wailing sound in which pain, hope, and impotence mingle. I know that wailing well. I’d heard it many times, sometimes coming out of my own mouth.
Bassam once said to me that prison was the practice of grief, wailing, anticipation, and masturbation. Bassam killed himself after he came out of prison. Bassam’s voice resembled that of the man who continues to cry out in the next room: “For the sake of Allah, stop!”
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/225801/my-road-from-damascus-a-memoir/
The Administrative Structure And Organizational Ties Of Sednaya Prison
Title The Administrative Structure And Organizational Ties Of Sednaya Prison
Author Association of Detainees and Missing Persons in Saidnaya Prison
Category Publications - Online
Creation Date 03/10/2022
Archiving Date 05/10/2022
Source admsp.org
To know more Read the full report
bit.ly/3Ej4pZy
Governorate Rif Dimashq
City Saidnaya
Keywords Detainees, Regime Forces, Survivors
Brief
So far, all accounts of Sednaya prison have been based on the testimony of former detainees lucky enough to survive their imprisonment there. This report is unique in that it is based on 31 interviews, mainly with former prison staff who have defected, including some who held prominent positions at the prison.
The report also sheds light on the prison’s organizational structure and its ties to security apparatus, courts, the Ministry of Defense, and other state institutions. The authorities responsible for perpetrating crimes have ties with the Military Field Court and Syrian Intelligence Branch 227 and Branch 293. Sednaya’s links to official courts and institutions of the Syrian regime have allowed it to maintain a veneer of legal legitimacy despite the atrocities that have taken place there.
The report also highlights the role of Tishreen Military hospital in the disposal of detainees’ dead bodies following executions. Staff from the hospital transferred bodies in refrigerated “meat trucks” to be buried in mass graves. The bodies of detainees tortured to death or who died due to sickness or starvation were left in prison cells for up to 48 hours before being transferred to the “salt rooms” with just a number written on their foreheads. These bodies were then transported to Tishreen Military hospital who examined the body, issued a death certificate and sent the bodies for burial. Families never received the bodies of their loved ones.
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/226274/the-administrative-structure-and-organizational-ties-of-sednaya-prison/
Jurin Prison For "Sexual Slavery" In Syria… Testimonies Of Hell’s Survivors
Title Jurin Prison For "Sexual Slavery" In Syria… Testimonies Of Hell’s Survivors
Author Syrian Investigative Reporting for Accountability Journalism (SIRAJ)
Category Publications - Online
Other Info Investigation: Abdul Ghani al-Arian
Editing and moderating: Ali al-Ibrahim (SIRAJ), Sowt Podcast
Creation Date 19/09/2022
Archiving Date 20/09/2022
Source sirajsy.ne
To know more Read the report in Arabic:
bit.ly/3Unl57Z
Governorate Hama
City Hama
Keywords Detainees, Rape, Regime Forces, Reports and investigations, Survivors, Women
Extract
Detention centers in Syria, such as civilian jails and security branch headquarters, are now unable to accommodate the large number of detainees, which exceeded 225 thousand. The Syrian regime has thus turned a number of schools, sports stadiums, and buildings into secret prisons. However, these too are no longer sufficient for the number of detainees, which has been increasing daily since the start of the Syrian revolution in 2011, so Bashar al-Assad's regime started transforming large areas of land into detention camps.
Among these centers is the notorious Jurin prison and camp. Testimonies given by women who survived this prison documented how "sexual slavery" is practiced there as a weapon of war, to destroy anyone who opposes the Syrian regime.
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/225956/jurin-prison-for-sexual-slavery-in-syria-testimonies-of-hells-survivors/
It Is Syria The Great
Title It Is Syria The Great
Author Activists
Mohammad al-Dany
Category Crafts
According to Source
Under the supervision of the artist Mohamed al-Dany, craftsmen from the city of Kafranbel put together a mosaic and placed it on the tomb of Syrian opposition actress #MaySkaf in #Paris.
Creation Date 16/09/2022
Archiving Date 03/11/2022
Source Fırat Haber Ajansı وكالة الفرات للأنباء Facebook page
Link
Album Link
Note
May Skaf was a famous Syrian actress who expressed her opposition to the regime since the start of the revolution in 2011. She was one of the first Syrian artists to sign the famous "Call to milk" statement in May 2011. She participated in the peaceful demonstrations and was arrested twice by the regime forces; the first time was in July 2011 for participating in the "intellectuals' demonstration", and the second time was in May 2013. After she was released, she left to Jordan then sought refuge in France in 2013.
May Skaf passed away on 23 July 2018 in the French capital, Paris, according to Enabl Baladi and other news outlets.
To know more Read the narrative in the Chronology Project
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Governorate Idlib
City Kafr Nabl
Keywords Creatives, Detainees, Martyrs, Women
Work Content
It is Syria the Great
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/226854/it-is-syria-the-great/
Syrian Ex-prisoners Haunted By Horrors Of 'Salt Rooms'
Title Syrian Ex-prisoners Haunted By Horrors Of 'Salt Rooms'
Author Agence France-Press (AFP)
Category Memory
Other Info Cover image by: Omar Haj Kadour
Creation Date 15/09/2022
Archiving Date 19/09/2022
Source today.rtl.lu
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Governorate Rif Dimashq
City Saidnaya
Keywords Detainees, Martyrs, Regime Forces, Survivors, Torture
Extract
When a Syrian prison guard tossed him into a dimly-lit room, the inmate Abdo was surprised to find himself standing ankle-deep in what appeared to be salt.
On that day in the winter of 2017, the terrified young man had already been locked up for two years in war-torn Syria's largest and most notorious prison, Sednaya.
Having been largely deprived of salt all that time in his meagre prison rations, he brought a handful of the coarse white crystals to his mouth with relish.
Moments later came the second, grisly, surprise: as a barefoot Abdo was treading gingerly across the room, he stumbled on a corpse, emaciated and half-buried in the salt.
Abdo soon found another two bodies, partially dehydrated by the mineral.
He had been thrown into what Syrian inmates call "salt rooms" -- primitive mortuaries designed to preserve bodies in the absence of refrigerated morgues.
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/225919/syrian-ex-prisoners-haunted-by-horrors-of-salt-rooms/
Detaining Life
Title Detaining Life
Author Joumana Taha
Category Publications - Printed
Other Info Published by: Dar Sameh
Number of pages: 356
Creation Date 13/09/2022
Archiving Date 17/10/2022
Source sameh.se
Link
Keywords Arab countries, Detainees, Survivors
Extract
This study is based on the stories of the devastated and oppressed who sought a moment of self-purification and inner liberation that they were forbidden to attain. Through their creativity, I was able to capture their pulse while they were detained, and after their release. While some inmates were able to step away from their life in prison, others have not been able to get rid of it. Their freedom restricted their future and gave them a present fraught with disappointment and pain.
The poetry they composed and the prose they wrote during their detainment is the main document of this study, in addition to their previous publications that led to their detainment, imprisonment , exile and even murder.
Readers will see that what the writers mentioned in this study all have in common, is the humanitarian dimension in their lives, as well as their suffering. Their poems and stories will place readers at the center of the experience of detainment so that they feel they are living it as a reality and not just words meant for reading.
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/226463/detaining-life/
Ghiath Matar
Title Ghiath Matar
Author Marc Nelson
Category Drawing & Etching
According to Source
Ghiath Matar, a hero who gave roses to #Assad regime forces as a symbol of peaceful resistance. In 2011 #Assad security forces arrested, tortured, and murdered Matar. His courage and commitment to non-violence will outlive his murderers.
Creation Date 12/09/2022
Archiving Date 13/09/2022
Source Marc Nelson Facebook page
Link
Note
On 10 September 2011, the family of Ghiath Matar received the body of their son who was arrested by the security forces on 6 September 2011. His body was mutilated and covered with signs of torture, according to a report in Arabic by the Syrian Human Rights Committee entitled "Syria - A dark record in cases of torture".
Ghiath Matar was an activist from Darayya who participated in organizing demonstrations calling for freedom since the beginning of the Syrian revolution in 2011. He was famous for providing water, flowers and olive branches for security officers and soldiers during demonstrations. Matar was also known for his peaceful and nonviolent struggle and his "martyrdom" came as a great shock. After many ambassadors attended Matar's funeral processions, the Syrian regime was enraged; regime forces waited for mourners to leave and fired shots and tear gas to disperse them, according to the BBC, Al-Jazeera and Al-Hewar al-Motamadden.
A week after Matar's death, his son, named after him, was born, according to Geroun Net.
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Keywords Activists, Detainees, Martyrs, Torture
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/225819/ghiath-matar-4/
Title Razan And Samira
Author Samih Choucair
Category Music & Songs
Duration 5:14
Other Info Poem by: Faraj Beraqdar (adapted)
Music arrangement: Yazan al-Hajari
Video editing: Shadi Abu Fakhr
Creation Date 10/09/2022
Archiving Date 12/09/2022
Source Samih Choukeir YouTube channel
Link
City Douma
Keywords Activists, Kidnapping, Torture, Women
Lyrics
Her voice falls slowly
Down the basement stairs
She remains in pain, in the interrogation room
Her voice falls slowly
Down the basement stairs
She remains in pain, in the interrogation room
And I fall
I fall slowly
There's a blanket
Carried by two people
Who lose the road
Are we on it, or is she?
Her voice
Her tired voice shakes my body
My tired body shakes her voice
I ask which road to take
It was neither a situation, nor a description
But I called her with many names
The echo of wings flapping around me
Razan, Samira... Razan, Samira... Razan, Samira
Ahhh!
A place is not narrowed to its bearer, if the place allows it
A room in a torture room, in the Palestine Branch
Was it too narrow for them?
Was it too narrow for them?
Her voice is heard from the free valley of Douma
Her voice is heard from behind the bars
Was it too narrow for them?
For all of them
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/225813/razan-and-samira/
The Fate Of The Disappeared In Syria
Title The Fate Of The Disappeared In Syria
Author Massar
Category Design
According to Source
Millions of displaced people, hundreds of thousands of enforced disappearances whose fate remain unknown, and tens of thousands of those who died under torture. This is the result of the Syrian regime's violations over 12 years of war in Syria.
5 groups working on the issue of enforced disappearances came together:
Families For Freedom
Caesar Families Association
The Association of Detainees and Missing Persons in Saidnaya Prison
Massar
Ta'afi Initiative
On February 10, they released the Charter of Truth and Justice, and on May 25 they launched a study on the possibility of finding a mechanism to reveal the fate of forcibly disappeared persons, which caught the interested of international organizations, governments and decision-makers.
The 5 groups then carried out advocacy campaigns that resulted in a decision taken by the General Assembly to conduct a study on strengthening efforts to uncover the fate of forcibly disappeared persons in Syria, with the participation of the victims.
Other similar groups joined this path as they all want to reveal the fate of their loved ones.
#InternationalDayOfTheDisappeared
Creation Date 30/08/2022
Archiving Date 18/10/2022
Source Massar - مسار Facebook page
Link
Keywords Campaigns, Detainees, Forcibly disappeared, Torture
Work Content
The fate of the disappeared in Syria..!
#TheRightToTruth
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/226486/the-fate-of-the-disappeared-in-syria/
Our Pain Unites Us
Title Our Pain Unites Us
Author Activists
Macro Media Center
Omar al-Shami
Category Banners
According to Source
On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, a sit-in took place the city of Azaz, in the countryside of Aleppo under the title "Our pain unites us". Families demanded to know the fate of their children who are still detained and forcibly disappeared since the beginning of the Syrian revolution.
#InternationalDayOfVictimsOfEnforcedDisappearances
#OurPainUnitesUs
According to Artist Our path is justice and there is no alternative to holding accountable all those who violated our rights and disappeared our loved ones in the prisons of injustice. Set me free.
We, the families of the victims, demand the disclosure of the fate of the detainees.
The right to know the truth.
They are neither dead nor alive, they are forcibly disappeared. The continued absence of prisoners increases the suffering of their families.
#TheRightToTruth
#OurPainUnitesUs
Creation Date 30/08/2022
Archiving Date 07/09/2022
Source المركز الإعلامي العام MMC Facebook page
Link
Album Link
Governorate Aleppo
City Azaz
Keywords Detainees, Forcibly disappeared, Justice, Missing
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/225760/our-pain-unites-us/
The 11th Annual Report On Enforced Disappearance In Syria On The International Day Of The Victims Of Enforced Disappearances; The Number Of Victims Is Rising
Title The 11th Annual Report On Enforced Disappearance In Syria On The International Day Of The Victims Of Enforced Disappearances; The Number Of Victims Is Rising
Author Syrian Network for Human Rights
Category Publications - Online
Creation Date 30/08/2022
Archiving Date 06/09/2022
Source snhr.org
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Keywords Armed factions and brigades, Forcibly disappeared, ISIS, Kurdish forces, Levant Liberation Committee, Regime Forces, Reports and investigations
Extract
The 48-page report, which provides details on a large number of enforced disappearance incidents, as well as testimonies from victims’ families, reveals that the phenomenon of enforced disappearance in Syria is organically linked to the phenomenon of arbitrary arrest, with most of those subjected to arbitrary detention going on to be classified as forcibly disappeared. The report adds that the Syrian regime has targeted participants in political demonstrations against its rule with widespread arbitrary arrests since the early days of the popular uprising in March 2011, and has systematically used enforced disappearance as one of its most notorious tools of repression and terrorism aimed at crushing and destroying political opponents simply for expressing their opinion; the regime has also harnessed the capabilities of the security services and its tens of thousands of personnel to this end.
The report explains that the first years of the mass uprising saw the highest percentage of enforced disappearances because the demonstrations were taking place intensively, and within areas under the Syrian regime’s control, with the massive scale of the arrests and disappearances making the Syrian regime the worst perpetrator globally in the twenty-first century in terms of forcibly disappearing its citizens. The report further adds that the fate of the disappeared persons in al Tadamun neighborhood in Damascus is a stark example of the killing and execution that may have been the fate of thousands of persons ‘disappeared’ by Syrian regime forces even before they could be taken to detention centers.
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/225728/the-11th-annual-report-on-enforced-disappearance-in-syria-on-the-international-day-of-the-victims-of-enforced-disappearances-the-number-of-victims-is-rising/
Freedom Of Expression
Title Freedom Of Expression
Author Suzanne Hamwi
Category Drawing & Etching
According to Source
Day 245: Liberty of expression
You are free to say nothing at all, and it is quite the same as not being free to express your opinion.
For prisoners of opinion and prisoners of the desire for change.
Creation Date 28/08/2022
Archiving Date 22/09/2022
Source SuzannehamouiArt Facebook page
Link
Keywords Detainees, Solidarity
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/225997/freedom-of-expression-2/
Untitled
Title Untitled
Author Marc Nelson
Category Drawing & Etching
According to Source
916 days since Mazen’s enforced disappearance in Syria.
Mazen Al-Hamada, a Syrian activist, was imprisoned and tortured for nearly two years for participating in and organizing anti-government protests during the earliest days of the Syrian revolution.
In 2012, government security forces arrested Mazen for trying to smuggle baby formula into a besieged suburb of #Damascus. He was detained twice and brutally tortured for nearly two years in #Syria's most notorious torture facilities, featured in the "Caesar" photos.
After his release in 2014, Mazen continued protesting and speaking out against the regime while struggling to overcome the horrors he had experienced in #Assad's prisons.
Frustrated with the international community’s apathy, Mazen returned to #Damascus to find ways of bringing an end to the horrors of #Assad’s regime.
Upon returning to #Syria on Feb. 23, 2020, Mazen was arrested at Damascus Airport and has been forcefully disappeared ever since.
Share his story!
#FreeMazen
Creation Date 27/08/2022
Archiving Date 27/08/2022
Source Amenah Masri Facebook page
Link
Note
Mazen Hamadeh, a Syrian activist and dissident from Deir ez-Zor, has been arrested by the regime three times since the beginning of the Syrian revolution, the last of which was in 2014 in the Air Force Intelligence branch in Damascus. After his release from prison, he sought refuge in Holland.
Hamadeh gave testimonies about torture in the regime’s prisons on several occasions, the most important of which was in the International Criminal Court in The Hague. During his testimony, he explained the conditions of detention in the Air Force Intelligence branch.
He also contributed to exposing and disseminating the atrocities of the prison system in Syria, as he communicated with Syrian defense organizations and traveled to various parts of Europe and the United States to talk about his experience with the regime. He also talked to decision makers in Washington, generals in the US Central Command in Florida, students at Princeton University, and human rights investigators.
On 22 February 2020, activists on social media reported the news of Hamada's return to Damascus with the help of the Syrian embassy in Berlin, which gave him a new passport. Later, news spread about Hamadeh being arrested upon his arrival at Damascus airport and his death under torture in one of the regime’s security branches spread. No sources confirmed this news, as his family and friends had lost any possibility to communicate with him from the moment he left Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a report prepared by the Washington Post, Al-Modon, and Syria TV.
Keywords Activists, Detainees, Missing, Torture
Work Content
#FreeMazen
Syrians are murdered twice. First by Assad and Putin, second by your silence
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/226204/untitled-1223/
A Decade After Daraya: Documenting A Massacre
Title A Decade After Daraya: Documenting A Massacre
Author Syrian British Consortium
Category Publications - Online
Creation Date 26/08/2022
Archiving Date 05/09/2022
Source www.syrianbritish.org
Note
On 20 August 2012, the Syrian regime's forces launched a military campaign against the city of Darayya accompanied by a violent bombing after besieging it and cutting off its electricity and means of communication. The regime's forces committed many massacres during their invasion, the biggest of which was on 25 August 2012 when they besieged Suleiman Addarani Mosque, where many residents were hiding from the shelling, then killed everyone in it. Nearly 700 people were killed during the massacre, according to Darayya's local council.
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Governorate Rif Dimashq
City Darayya
Keywords Justice, Massacre, Regime Forces, Reports and investigations
Extract
During a 72-hour window between 24-26 August, Government and affiliated forces engaged in a massacre, killing men, women and children. Witnesses reported that individuals and entire families were rounded up before being shot and killed at close range in their homes and in building basements. The largest such incident was committed in the Al-Saqqa building, in which 80 people were executed, including elderly men, women and children. At the Zardeh intersection, from which civilians were attempting to flee Daraya, 40-55 civilians, including women and children, were stripped of their belongings and killed. Civilians were also killed by sniper fire across the town, including by snipers firing at people inside their own homes.
By the end of the week, Government and allied forces murdered over 700 people in Daraya. 514 have been documented by name, including at least 36 women and 63 children, while the remaining corpses were unidentified. An additional 153 residents were recorded by activists as detained (including at least three boys), and 86 as missing (including at least five children). It is estimated that these numbers are much higher.
This report records the atrocities perpetrated in Daraya based on the testimony of witnesses and victims, thereby memorializing their accounts and maintaining a record for posterity. It also showcases that despite the passage of ten years and the collection of substantial evidence, accountability and justice continue to elude the people of Daraya. Despite their disappointment in the international system, witnesses provided their testimony, recounting the heinous crimes committed in Daraya by their own Government, based on their belief that their story—their truth—is not only worthy of documentation, but may one day assist in bringing justice and accountability.
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/225694/a-decade-after-daraya-documenting-a-massacre/
"Even A Piece Of Information, That Is All I Demand"
Title "Even A Piece Of Information, That Is All I Demand"
Author Justice for Life Organization
Category Publications - Online
Other Info With the support of: The Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders
Creation Date 15/08/2022
Archiving Date 08/09/2022
Source jfl.ngo
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Governorate Deir ez-Zor
City Deir ez-Zor
Keywords Forcibly disappeared, ISIS, Kurdish forces, Regime Forces, Reports and investigations, Survivors
Extract
This report highlights the practice of enforced disappearances of hundreds of people in Deir Ezzor governorate. The report seeks to answer questions about those involved in enforced disappearances, the efforts of the relatives of those who forcibly disappeared to know their children’s fate, and the challenges they face. This report concludes with many findings related to the enforced disappearance in Deir Ezzor, including the presence of the so-called “brokers”, who are a group of people playing the intermediary role between the families of the disappeared and security officials from different conflict parties in exchange of tremendous amounts of money, that does not often lead to knowing the fate of the forcibly disappeared.
The report highlighted two main themes: The first is the most likely responsible parties for the enforced disappearances in Deir Ezzor, and the second is the efforts of the families of those forcibly disappeared to know the fate of their children.
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/225774/even-a-piece-of-information-that-is-all-i-demand-report-on-enforced-disappearances-in-deir-ezzor-governorate/
We Are Staying... And The Dream Continues
Title We Are Staying... And The Dream Continues
Author Jomaa Abu Yahia
Category Design
According to Source
Some photos and words that can express what every female survivor of Assad's prisons went through and is still going through until now
#Justice_Harmony
Creation Date 09/08/2022
Archiving Date 01/11/2022
Source جمعة ابو يحيى Facebook page
Link
Album Link
Keywords Detainees, Freedom, Justice, Regime Forces, Resistance, Survivors, Torture, Women
Work Content
We are staying... and the dream continues
We dreamt of freedom and dignity
We demanded it
It was the way to our freedom
We were detained because what we demanded was so great
We were detained... oppressed... burned... and tortured
But we continued walking the path
We were hit by a dark reality
A prison with no walls or doors
But the shackles were the same
The darkness was the same, the injustice was the same, and the ideas were the same
Our hopes had the biggest share of death
Because justice is absent
#Justice_Harmony
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/226759/we-are-staying-and-the-dream-continues/
Untitled
Title Untitled
Author General Union of Internees and Detainees
Category Design
According to Source
The participation of victims should be given priority within the work of the mechanism. It should be considered a key strategic objective of the mechanism, together with the strategic objectives of clarifying the fate and the whereabouts of the disappeared individuals.
#RightToTruth
Creation Date 03/08/2022
Archiving Date 08/11/2022
Source الاتحاد العام للمعتقلين و المعتقلات Facebook page
Link
Keywords Awareness, Forcibly disappeared, Missing, Solidarity
Link to this Document https://creativememory.org/en/archives/226908/untitled-1244/