The highest levels of the Syrian government were privy to the unjustified detention of women and children, authorized lethal force against civilians, and actively discriminated against the Kurdish minority.
SJAC’s latest report, “Walls Have Ears, An Analysis of Classified Syrian Security Sector Documents,” is based upon SJAC’s analysis of 5,000 pages of documents obtained from intelligence agency offices that were abandoned by the government during the Syrian war. The analyzed documents provide a unique, contemporaneous record of the decision-making processes of the Syrian intelligence agencies, exposing not only serious human rights violations but also the extent to which these agencies permeate every aspect of Syrian life.
“While security agency practices are known to Syrians, this is the first time in Syria’s history that evidence concerning the highest levels of the Syrian government has been unveiled. The Syrian government is deeply implicated in gross human rights violations as shown in these officials’ own handwriting,” said Mohammad Al Abdallah, Executive Director of SJAC.
Read the full report here.