8 years in the past this week, 15 Syrian adolescents ended up arrested and tortured for spraying anti-govt graffiti on a school wall.
That was the beginning of an uprising that led to a civil war which continues nowadays.
The Syrian conflict has killed an approximated 450,000 folks, according to the UN, and displaced just about six million.
With the war now getting into its ninth 12 months, what does the long run maintain?
And what hopes are there for peace?
Presenter: James Bays
Taleb Ibrahim – Syrian political analyst and former professor at Auburn College, Alabama
Yahya Al Aridi – Syrian higher negotiations commission spokesperson and opposition agent
Wa’el Alzayat – Former senior Syria adviser to Samantha Energy, the previous US ambassador to the UN
Richard Gowan – Senior fellow at the United Nations University