Members of the local council and civil society groups in the town of Kafar Nouran in rural Aleppo held a sit-in to show solidarity with detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime on Sunday. The move came as the Assad regime has recently issued death notices for thousands of detainees who died under torture while in its custody.
Participants called for the release of all detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime, calling on the United Nations to hold accountable those responsible for these crimes amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Participants held signs condemning the systematic torture in the prisons of the Assad regime and also the international community’s silence over these crimes. “Assad’s detentions centers are slaughterhouses,” some of the signs read. “Down with your slogans governments of the world.”
Moreover, participants in the sit-in called on the United Nations and humanitarian organizations to follow up on the issue of detainees.
Director of the financial office in the local council Muthanna Barakat told Smart News Network that the council called for raising the flag of the revolution on the northern entrance of the town of Kafar Nouran to emphasize that the revolution continues and as a sign of commitment to its principles.
The Assad regime has recently handed over lists of names of thousands of detainees who died under torture in its detention centers to civil registry offices in the areas under its control. Human rights activists said that the lists included 1,000 names from the town of Daraya in Rural Damascus, 750 from Hasaka province, 550 from Aleppo province, 460 from the town of Mu’damiyya in Rural Damascus, and 30 from the town of Yabroud in Rural Damascus.
Vice-president of the Syrian Coalition, Bader Jamous, earlier said that the move revealed the multitude of war crimes and crimes against humanity being committed in the regime’s detention centers. He stressed that the United Nations and the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria must not ignore these crimes. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)