Maryam Al Hallak is one of many Syrian mothers who learned of her son’s murder in Assad regime custody through photos leaked online. As she tells Al-Jumhuriya in this interview, she now heads the Caesar Families Association, advocating for the rights of detainees, justice for their killers, and the preservation of victims’ memories.
Al-Jumhuriya asks five prominent Syrian civil society figures how they expect their work to be affected by the new US sanctions package known as the Caesar Act.
Syrian writer and former prisoner of conscience Yassin al-Haj Saleh speaks to Belarusian activist Marina Naprushkina about the global rise of authoritarians, the “plague” of Putinism, and why the time is ripe for new political movements.
So powerful are Washington’s new sanctions on Syria that even some opponents of Assad are unsure about them. Our own Syrian reporters have a range of views, two of which are presented head-to-head in this article.
As Trump threatens to turn the army on peaceful demonstrators, Syrian activist and author Leila Al-Shami writes what Americans might learn from Syria’s nine-plus years of revolutionary struggle.
The head of Karkobia’s security forces has caught a deadly virus. How will he hide the news from the Palace? A short piece of satirical fiction by Marcell Shehwaro.
As Lebanon appeals to the IMF for aid, it crushes renewed protests at home with deadly force. The Diab government offers little hope of better days ahead, analysts and activists tell Al-Jumhuriya.
Given a rare permit to fly on a military plane from Aleppo to Damascus, our writer encountered soldiers, judges, relatives of high-ranking officials, and a mysterious group of Iranian passengers.
Human rights experts tell Al-Jumhuriya the recent OPCW report on Assad’s chemical attacks could form crucial evidence in future war crimes trials—if there were ever enough international political will to hold any.
Damascus resident Karam Mansour writes a first-hand account of life in the now-empty Syrian capital, where militiamen patrol the streets, shops do business in secret, and the homeless have abruptly disappeared.
Rather than developing south Syria economically, having recaptured it militarily, the Assad regime has reverted to the same old neglect and misgovernance that pushed the region to revolt in the first place.
With no help forthcoming from the UN or NGOs, local volunteers in northern Syria have taken it upon themselves to help protect displaced camp residents against the terrible prospect of a Coronavirus outbreak.