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.
The shameful scenes this week on the Greek-Turkish border, where at least two have died, underscore the need to offer long-term stability to Syrians’ lives, in contrast to the extreme temporariness of their current existence.
Scarred by events in their homeland, financially drained, and struggling to learn a new language, Syrian university students in Germany describe the challenges of rebuilding their lives and futures in exile.
It's impossible on any day, but especially a day like this year’s Nakba Day, to ignore the inherent bond between the Palestinian and Syrian causes.
That the Syrian regime has killed hundreds of thousands is merely a footnote for some now it’s joined the Paris Agreement.
The UN Refugee Agency seems to be talking about a pre-war Syria that had no crises, and that is now ravaged by an ultimately inexplicable war.
This text is a journey through my recollections of the three streets in Raqqa that made up my route from home to my primary and secondary schools.