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Preface: The Syrian conflict just entered its eight year, and no progress has been made to find a political solution to it. Two peace talks are ongoing, conducted by the United Nations (UN) and Russia respectively, with little to no success. The latest round of the UN-sponsored talks, held in Vienna in January 2018, revealed the unwillingness of the Syrian regime to make any concession to end the conflict,[1] while the Sochi talks, sponsored by Syria’s ally Russia, do little to encourage President Assad to compromise.[2] Eventually, these negotiations have...
Introduction: February 11, 2017, ISIS arrested both Soud al-Houtaimi and his friend in Abu Kamal[1] city located in Deir az-Zor. After 119-days arrest, ISIS organization condemned them of theft and assault on an element of ISIS and amputated their hand. "fear Allah and repent to him, now your hands will be amputated",  those were the expression that stuck in Soud's mind, as he narrated to STJ, because it was the last statement addressed to Soud al-Houtaimi and his friend Ahad ash-Sheikh, prior to implementing the theft penalty code; this code states...
Syrians for Truth and Justice-STJ works on documenting the abuses committed in Syria to inform and ensure, eventually, accountability for the crimes committed. 2017-2018 did not see any progress towards an end to the conflict in Syria. Two processes, supported respectively by the United Nations and Russia, are ongoing in order to seek a political solution, with little results. Every day, international humanitarian law is breached, at the expense of civilians, who are the first victims of the war. The main and most encouraging event of the year was certainly the take-off of the International,...