The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

This NGO serves as a watchdog for human rights violations in Syria. Its leader, Rami Abdulrahman, coordinates SOHR’s activities from Coventry in the U.K. He fled Syria in 2000, after being arrested three times in Syria for promoting democracy, and created SOHR in 2006. The SOHR claims it has over 230 contacts in Syria, with at least 54 joining after the uprising against Syrian President Bashir al-Assad. Six of the contacts have been killed. This relatively large number of sources has led the SOHR to be the go to institution for the media for casualties in Syria.

See the SOHR at:

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NYT. A Very Busy Man Behind the Syrian Civil War’s Casualty Count.” April 9, 2013.

Reuters. “Coventry – an unlikely home to prominent Syria activist.” December 8, 2011.

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