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Syria Abuse

Strategically Change Tactics -- Document Rape as a War Crime

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Treating rape as a war crime is not just a human rights concern; its documentation means that Syrian civil society will take on the 'weapon of war' by owning the the process of accountability.

HORROR: 'He Inserted A Rat In Her Vagina'

The Huffington Post | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 09.27.2012 | World

"He inserted a rat in her vagina. She was screaming. Afterwards we saw blood on the floor. He told her: 'Is this good enough for you?' They were mocki...

Translating Human Suffering

Hani Hazaimeh | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Hani Hazaimeh

The goal of the HRW mission was to uncover the truth about what is happening in Syria. I heard first-hand about the systematic killings, beatings, torture with electroshock devices, and the continued detention of people in bad need for medical care.