Center for Documentation of Violations in Syria

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The Center for Documentation of Violations in Syria (VDC) (Arabic: مركز توثيق الانتهاكات في سوريا‎‎) is a network of Syrian opposition activists whose aim is to document human rights violations perpetrated since the beginning of the Syrian uprising, including victims of the violence, detainees and missing people. The organisation works with the activists from the Local Coordination Committees of Syria,[1] and documents identified victims of the violence[2] from the rebels and the civilians.[1] The center's main sources of information include medical records, families of the victims and information received from the Imam of the mosque that performed the burial.[3]


  1. ^ a b "BBC News - Syria: The story of the conflict". BBC News. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Sly, Liz (24 August 2012). "Gruesome killings mark escalation of violence in Syrian capital". The Washington Post. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Report of the independent international commission of inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic" (PDF). United Nations Human Rights Council. 22 February 2012. p. 11. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 

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