Civil society organizations organized a photo exhibition in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the chemical weapons attack on eastern Ghouta in rural Damascus where 1,507 civilians were killed, mostly women and children.
The 3-day exhibition will show photos of the victims of the massacre, while a theatrical performance will be staged by children to simulate the night of the crime. Moreover, a number of survivors will provide first-hand accounts of the deadly attack.
On the 2nd anniversary of the Ghouta chemical attack, the Syrian Coalition renews calls on the UN Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities in maintaining security and peace in Syria, and to take immediate action to stop the crimes against humanity and violations and to ensure that criminals are held accountable.
The Syrian Coalition deplores the indifference of the international community which continues to deal with the blood of Syrians as a bargaining chip, a means to settle scores and exhaust opponents.
“It was a declared crime whose details and elements are well-known to everyone, whether they admitted it or not. They know the only party that does not lack the ability, the authority or the criminal will required to commit such a massacre, which is the Assad regime,” the Syrian Coalition said in a statement released today.
“Two years have passed since the crime of the century, but the perpetrator is still at large. The families of 1,507 victims killed are still looking around for an international response equivalent to the size of the crime committed against their loved ones. And yet not a single measure has been taken to prevent the repetition of this crime,” the statement added.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)