Nowhere to run: Syrian refugees face Damascus’ security apparatus in the EU

Author: Ammar Hamou and Alaa Nassar

  Country: Syria

Media: Published by Syria Direct

  Category: Online English

Production funded by the Migration Media Award :
The Syrian government and its sprawling security apparatus stand accused of a litany of human rights violations. The Syrian secret police—or mukhabara in Arabic—has detained tens of thousands of activists, journalists and dissenters since the uprising began in 2011. An estimated 80,000 Syriansremain in detention to this day. Many have simply disappeared. However, there are signs that the Syrian security apparatus may be using its long arm to conduct repression outside Syria as well. "Syria Direct" investigates.