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The Local Co-ordination Committees in Syria has prepared a document containing Some of the most prominent violations committed by the Syrian Regime in the period between 15 March and 15 October 2011.

A few weeks after the collapse of the Egyptian regime, under pressure of popular
revolt, it became obvious that history is being written in the region. These changes
came in ways that did not  align  with the intentions of the  regional  aging
authoritarian regimes that maintained their power and corrupted their countriesat
the expense of their own people and their basic rights to a dignified life.
Despite the long years of oppression, it was obvious that many other countries were
not far from this tide of change,  and  demonstrations spread to include other
countries such as Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria. Those demonstrations  took on
various forms, as did the response of the respective oppressive regimes.
An oppressive regime  such as that of Syria  has always treated the country as
personal property. This was obvious in the year 2000, when power was inherited by
the son from the father, yet the same violent, oppressive methods continued to rob
the Syrian people, prevent them from living in dignity, and  prohibit them from
participating in shaping the fate of their country.
The essence of such  a  regime was to work  ensure, by all means possible, that all
potential solutions to the developing crisis in Syria were eliminated. In this manner,
the regime made itself the only viable solution and possible replacement for itself.
It was only natural for such a regime to lack the ability to adapt to change, and it was
incapable of finding practical ways out of the crisis that tired the Syrian people and
dried up their resources.
The demonstrations, which  started  concurrently in several Syrian cities in midMarch, have posed  a serious challenge to the regime,  and have shown  a  firm
disobedience  in the face of  a power that was  always  portrayed as absolute.  Thus
came the decision from the regime to face the peaceful demonstrations with
unprecedented brutality.
The regime started by using their famous sill-reputed Security Forces, which have a
long history of criminal behavior.  They  clashed  with the unarmed Syrian people,
carrying out wide range of random civilian arrests regardless of the age and gender
of the detainees. Even children were not spared from the brutal torture in detention
basements; many children were returned to their families as unidentified, faceless
The regime has resorted to  using  live bullets from day one,  and has  also  used
military helicopters to open fire on demonstrators in the city of  Daraa, the  birth
place of all Syrian Revolution demonstrations. All this has occurred in the midst of
media blackouts, where international and  independent media, as well as  human
rights organizations, have been denied entry into Syria to document and witness the
daily-committed violations,  because a killer does not bring witnesses to  his crime
When demonstrations spread across the nation, when every new funeral turned to
an angry demonstration, and when every demonstrator became a potential martyr,
the regime participated in raising the demands of the people to reach the downfall
of the entire regime with all its people and symbols.  The regime has driven  the
country and themselves to the point of no return, and their  remaining in power is
now considered a grave danger to the lives of the Syrians as well as to the future of
the nation and the region as a whole.
The oppressive regime in Syria used all its military and security forces against their
unarmed people, waging open war on the crowds of  peaceful demonstrators. In
some documented cases, the regime used military equipment  such as  helicopters,
armored sea vessels, and military tanks, to bomb residential neighborhoods in many
cities. This is in addition to  using internationally banned weapons, such as  poison
gas and expanding bullets, to disperse peaceful demonstrators.
Many public venues,  such as  cinemas, stadiums, and theaters, were turned into
detention centers  in which  systematic brutal torture occurred, resulting in  many
death-under-torture cases. In addition, there have been  several forced
disappearance of citizens  who  were kidnapped for months, and disappeared
completely thereafter.
There are many documented cases  of  hospitals that were invaded to prevent
treating the wounded; in some cases, the wounded were detained or even killed.
All of the above happened during seven months of an almost complete international
silence, save a few shy statements by the international community that did not reach
the point of condemning those documented cases as crimes against humanity.
It is unacceptable for the Arab nations, the Arab League, and the United Nations and
their organizations to  remain on an undecided weak stance. They have not been
able, so far, to adopt one serious and strong move to stop the instruments  of this
regime from committing more crimes and violations against  the  peaceful people
who are merely demanding their basic rights.
This hesitance and the lack of a conclusive stance is sending very negative signs to
the Syrian  people, who are starting to consider this indirect  participation in the
ongoing assault against.  This also  gives the regime the  leeway to continue its
nihilistic  approach, and  provides incentives  to similar regimes in the world to
commit atrocities against their own people and remain unaccountable.
We  now  bring this  file  before you and  expect a serious and firm stance that
acknowledges that the Syrian people are fellow humans and should treated as such;
and decisive action that corresponds with the substance and basis of international
law, as well as the concepts of international human rights.
Videos and pictures are included in the document, to provide authenticity and accuracy to the report.
The full 70-page document can be found here.
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