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Sanctions on Syria: a very special UN Rapporteur

Alena Douhan, special Rapporteur for the UN Human Rights Council, published a preliminary report on the “devastating effect” of international sanctions on Syria. But her work is tainted by conflicts of interest with authoritarian states allied to the Syrian regime.

Alena Douhan (right) invited by Rania Khalek (left) on Breakthrough on November 17. Screenshot Syrie Factuel

A mandate created by Iran’s initiative

Alexandr Lukashenko meeting with Vladimir Putin in 2015. Source

Contributions from China and Russia

Excerpt from Human Rights Council report regarding the special procedures mentionning China, Qatar and Russia’s financial contributions to Alena Douhan’s mission in 2021.

UN stamped Syrian propaganda

Alena Douhan speaking with Aaron Maté on The Grayzone on January 2021. Screenshot Syrie Factuel.



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