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Bassam Alahmad

Bassam Alahmad

Mr. Bassam Alahmad is the co-founder and executive director of Syrians for Truth and Justice (STJ), a nongovernmental organization founded in 2016, and based in Strasbourg, France, which takes an inclusive approach to documenting human rights violations across Syria and trains activists on human rights data collection, data verification, and civic engagement strategies. A respected human rights defender, Mr. Alahmad previously worked for the Violations Documentations Center (VDC), documenting crimes and human rights violations in Syria, until the Damascus-based organization was forcibly closed, with its members jailed or forced into exile. He has consulted for various international human rights organizations and Syrian media outlets, worked as a human rights trainer, and authored several reports. In 2015, he participated in the U.S. Department of State’s Leaders for Democracy Fellowship at Syracuse University.

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Syria Between Turkey and the U.S.

In today’s Contours episode, host Carolyn Moorman sits down with Syrians for Truth and Justice Executive Director Bassam Alahmad. Together, they discuss the humanitarian situation in Syria, including Turkish political/military developments, the possibility of an American withdrawal, and the fight for justice against ongoing war crimes.

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