More

Preface: Violations against media men and journalists in northern and southern Syria increased significantly during April and May 2018, where on Thursday May 17, 2018, unidentified assailants assassinated the media activist Ibrahim al-Manjar, by shooting him near his home in Saida town, in Daraa eastern countryside, under the control of the Syrian armed opposition. Many eyewitnesses told STJ that “ISIL” is likely to be behind that assassination. On May 17, 2018, "Alaa al-Abdullah", director of the Media Institute at Idlib University, was arrested by members of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham/HTS[1]...
May 31, 2018, the so-called Sawa'id al-Khair /Goodwill Corps[1] affiliated to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS)[2] decreed a series of laws that significantly restrict the personal freedom of civilians in Idlib city and threatened to hold accountable those violators. The law will begin to run five days after the date of its promulgation, as published by Sawa'id al-Khair apparatus on its official channel in Telegram Application. STJ released a special detailed report in mid-March 2018 on the emergence of Sawa'id al-Khair/Goodwill Corps and shed light on suffering of the locals due...
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) intensified its security campaign and arrested several persons in Idlib city on charges of being "spies and secret agents in favor of the Syrian regime" after implementing the execution sentence against four persons on the backdrop of the same charge. An eyewitness who resides in Idlib and declined to disclose his name for security purposes said to STJ that eight elements of the security apparatus affiliated to HTS had stormed his house on Sunday evening on May 20, 2018 at 10:00 searching for some wanted people. He added, "they...