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Syria/Afrin: An international human rights report talks about human rights violations in Afrin

On 14th May 2024, the CEASEFIRE Center for Civilian Rights and the Kurdish “YASA” Center for Human Rights Studies and Legal Consultations issued a detailed report on the violations to which civilians are exposed in the Afrin region by armed factions affiliated the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army under the title “Escalating human rights violations in Syria’s Afrin”. The report was …

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The reinforcement of displaced people by military factions increases violations against indigenous civilians


A video clip on 6th April 2024 showed details of the crime of attacking an elderly Kurdish man named “Farid Suleiman Hasso” 60, and his son “Muhammed Hasso” 15, from Kakhreh/Yakhour village in Maabatli district of Afrin by two displaced shepherds and members of the military headquarters of the Al-Hamza Division (Al-Hamzat) on its land near the Gawrekan/ Gawreka village …

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A report on human rights violations in Afrin during the months of February and March 2024

Image source: Lelun

The series of violations against the indigenous people of Afrin and their property continues by various armed factions in the villages and cities of the Afrin region. These violations may vary depending on the rich agricultural seasons in the region. The months of February and March 2024 witnessed many arrests in various places in the villages and districts of the …

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Syria: A research report highlights property rights violations and forced displacement

Image source: Pel report

The “PEL – Civil Waves” organization issued a research report on HLP rights violations. They published it on 30th March 2024, entitled: “Theft of property as one of the tools of forced displacement in the Afrin, Tal Abyad, and Sere Kaniye/Ras al-Ain (Northern Syria)”. The report addressed HLP rights violations in both the Afrin region since March 2018 and the …

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Syria/Afrin: Report of Independent International Commission of Syrian Inquiry at its 55th session on the most prominent violations

Image source: attached to the report - the official website of the United Nations

The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic issued its report on 9th February 2024, which consists of 48 pages and covers the period from 1st July to 31st December 2023. The period during which the Syrian Arab Republic witnessed the greatest escalation of actions hostility during that period, according to what the committee stated in its …

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With the beginning of the year 2024, cases of imposing taxes and collecting financial ransoms from indigenous people have not stopped, as the date set by the armed factions for the people approached and the cases of seizing agricultural crops decreased with the end of the olive harvest season. The faction of Sultan Suleiman Shah (Al-Amshat) had announced that the …

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Syria/Afrin: Elderly people are exposed to human rights violations

Spouses Abdul Hamid Youssef and Fatima Youssef after being assaulted

No group of society has been spared from the multiple violations committed by armed factions against indigenous people since the occupation of Afrin in March 2018. These violations also included vulnerable groups of children and women, in addition to the elderly, who have become targeted by murders, assaults, beatings, humiliation and imposed taxes on them. Also, they are subjected to …

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Baadanli village/Baadina in Raju district - Image source: Exclusive to “Lelun”

The areas under control of the armed factions of the Syrian National Army loyal to Turkey are witnessing continuous and ongoing violations in addition they restrict the indigenous population. Turkish intelligence is also participating in increasing the pace of ongoing violations, especially those occurring in the Afrin region since its occupation in 2018 until now. Violations were numerous this month, …

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Lelun’s report on human rights violations in Afrin region during October 2023

Olive season in Afrin - photo from the archive

Armed factions affiliated with the Syrian National Army continue to repeatedly commit violations against indigenous people and their property in Afrin region and its environs continually. The frequency of these violations increases and becomes more frequent during the agricultural seasons, especially during the olive harvest season, for which the Syrian region of Afrin is famous. The “Lelun”s team monitored some …

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