Features - Witnesses
A Letter to Salim Barakat
The truth is, I am jealous of you. Yet I also learn from you. I learn to be a prolific writer with no other purpose than writing. I learn to...
A Letter to Political Prisoner Rami Suleiman
Do your torturers, the interrogator and the prison guards know that, under other circumstances, you might help them if they were poor and in need? And that you would do...
Why We Decided to Stay in Damascus
For many Syrian dissidents who have left the country out of necessity or desperation, it is quite inconceivable that there remain many anti-regime activists living in Damascus. Some of them...
Bassel Safadi: Killed for Being Two Steps Ahead of the Regime
Perhaps the most dangerous thing about Bassel was that he could think as the regime thought, and could see reality the way it saw it.
When They Mocked My Candidacy to the Premiership
May God bless Fares al-Khuri and bless the 1950s in which a Sunni parliamentary majority elected a Christian as president of the parliament three times and four times as prime...
Diaries of a Lawyer at the Damascus Courthouse
Such were the daily happenings in our work at the Courthouse for over three years, until the end of 2013. Then the security branches stopped transferring detainees to the Courthouse,...
Before Exile. About my Father, Fear, and the Revolution
The death of my father was the catalyst for our leaving Syria with no return, a country plagued by revolution and war that has given us nothing but pain and...

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