The Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria said that Palestinian-Syrian familis anticipate a fair ruling in the lawsuit jointly filed by the Netherlands and Canada, hoping it will condemn the Assad regime for torture and murder crimes.
The London-based group’s report emphasized the hope for justice and accountability for the thousands of victims in Assad’s prisons, urging the release of detainees, disclosure of missing persons’ fate, and protection of Palestinian-Syrians’ rights.
Documenting 3,076 cases of detention, the group highlighted the hardships faced by Palestinian-Syrians, including oppression, marginalization, discrimination, poverty, displacement, siege, bombing, and targeting by the Assad regime.
The Syrian Opposition Coalition earlier applauded Netherlands and Canada’s joint lawsuit against the Assad regime, citing violations of the “Convention against Torture,” encompassing torture, enforced disappearance, sexual violence, violence against children, and the use of internationally banned weapons.
The SOC urged the International Court of Justice to persist in examining the lawsuit, emphasizing the international community’s role in stabilizing Syria, preventing threats to peace and security, and implementing UN Security Council Resolutions 2118 (2013) and 2254 (2015).
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)