Originally posted on Hans Thoolen on Human Rights Defenders:
For those who think that the phenomenon of forced psychiatric treatment of human rights defenders has disappeared with the end of the cold war, here are two reminders from Front Line that this is unfortunately still continuing: The first case is in the Ukraine and had…

The leader of the Syrian National Coalition has called for the creation of a unified rebel army. If he succeeds, which is pretty difficult, it will clarify the chaotic situation on the ground and facilitate the long-delayed peace talks. Now a Russian official said the talks won’t take place until October, because there is a busy international diplomatic agenda before. Another blow to the Syrian people. Aren’t they a priority?