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Sanctioning Syria

Sanctioning Syria National defense bill includes new measures pressuring the Assad regime By Harvest Prude, World Magazine December 23, 2019 Tucked inside the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020, which President Donald Trump signed Friday after overwhelming support in the Senate, is a measure imposing hefty new sanctions on Syria, Iran, and Russia for

President Trump Signs Caesar Act into Law to Stop Assad’s Atrocities

President Trump Signs Caesar Act into Law to Stop Assad’s Atrocities Landmark Sanctions Legislation to Squeeze Funding for Regime, Russian and Iranian Attacks on Civilians December 20, 2019 Washington, DC — Americans for a Free Syria (AFS), which advocates for human rights and democracy in Syria, celebrated the passage into law today of landmark

Russian Veto of Cross-Border Aid Resolution Further Endangers Syrian Civilians

Russian Veto of Cross-Border Aid Resolution Further Endangers Syrian Civilians U.S. Officials Must Consider Rerouting Aid Outside UN Channels to Ensure Cross-Border Access Continues December 20, 2019 Washington, DC — Americans for a Free Syria today condemned Russian moves in the United Nations Security Council to end operations through vital crossings that the UN

Congress Prepares to Hit Assad With New Sanctions for War Crimes

Congress Prepares to Hit Assad With New Sanctions for War Crimes By Catie Edmondson, The New York Times December 16, 2019 WASHINGTON — More than five years ago, an unusual whistle-blower approached Congress: a Syrian military photographer. Fleeing Damascus, he smuggled out tens of thousands of gruesome photographs documenting evidence of war crimes perpetrated

Congress on verge of passing long-stalled Assad sanctions package

Congress on verge of passing long-stalled Assad sanctions package By Bryant Harris, Al-Monitor December 16, 2019 Congress is very close to expanding sanctions on the Bashar al-Assad government and its supporters after three years of struggling to pass the legislation. Lawmakers have put the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act in the annual defense authorization

Syria Weekly: Caesar Act to become law, with tough sanctions on Assad’s torture enablers

Syria Weekly: Caesar Act to become law, with tough sanctions on Assad's torture enablers By Paul McLoughlin, The New Arab December 15, 2019 During the first years of the Syria revolution, a photographer in the Syrian military was tasked with keeping a record of the thousands of detainees executed or tortured to death in regime prisons, a sickening

Syria Caucus to Trump: Save Idlib

Syria Caucus to Trump: Save Idlib Chairman Engel, Ranking Member McCaul Join Syria Caucus Co-Chairs in Bipartisan Effort to Stop Civilian Assault May 16, 2019 Washington, DC — Today, Reps. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Co-Chairs of the Friends of a Free, Stable and Democratic Syria Caucus, led a group of 33 Members