In a talk co-organized by the assassinated activist Lokman Slim, former Syrian political prisoner Yassin al-Haj Saleh argues that “the politics of prison” are central to understanding the “politicide” of the Syrian people at the Assad regime’s hands.
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 Assad regime is much more than a mere dictatorship—understanding it, and its horrors, requires updating our conventional thinking about murderous states, argues Yassin al-Haj Saleh.
A former political prisoner under Hafez al-Assad recalls the “impossible stage” on which inmates covertly performed plays in one of Syria’s most notorious penitentiaries.
At a recent talk in California, Charles Davis encountered a microcosm of the left's rupture on Syria.