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08 August 2019 In Coalition News

President of the Syrian National Coalition, Anas Al Abda, thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for the grant his Majesty offered to 200 Syrian pilgrims to perform hajj at the expense of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The pilgrims will join the Syrian pilgrims who already arrived in Saudi Arabia in the coming hours.

In a letter to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques sent on Thursday, President Al-Abda expressed heartlet appreciation for Saudi Arabia’s honorable stances and its support for the Syrian revolution and the Syrian people in the face of the crimes they have been subjected to at the hands of the Assad regime and its allies, especially the Iranian-backed militias.

President Al-Abda reaffirmed the Coalition's keenness on maintaining the fraternal and distinguished relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its desire to strengthen these relations for the benefit of the two brotherly peoples. He also commended Saudi Arabia’s efforts to support the Syrian people at all humanitarian and political levels.

Moreover, President Al-Abda pointed to the Kingdom's role in supporting the Syrian Supreme Hajj Committee and enabling it to show remarkable performance over the past years and serve the Syrian pilgrims from all Syrian regions. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)

08 August 2019 In Coalition News

Yasser Al-Farhan, Coordinator of the Syrian National Commission for Detainees and Missing Persons, stressed that war crimes and genocide is taking place in the prisons of the Assad regime, calling on the United Nations to focus on the issues of detainees in Syria and exert pressure on the regime to release them.

Al-Farhan said that the file of crimes committed by the Assad regime against detainees is one of the most urgent ones, pointing to the importance of serious action to issue binding resolutions to put an end to the arrests and systematic torture against detainees.

Al-Farhan pointed out that mass arrests and execution of detainees in the Assad regime's prisons are still ongoing. These atrocities have already been confirmed by several human rights reports and activists, he added, stressing that this must put greater responsibility on the United Nations to save the lives of detainees.

Moreover, Al-Farhan stressed the need to implement the recommendations of UN investigators to refer perpetrators of violations against detainees to fair and immediate trials, release the remaining detainees, and prevent new arrests outside the law in accordance with the international resolutions, most notably the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Resolution 2254.

Al-Farhan also called on the United Nations and international organizations to take urgent, concerete steps to address this issue, including by making regular visits to detention centers and ensuring access for the relevant international organizations to these centers in order to ascertain the situation inside. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)

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