The Syrian Civil Defense launched an online campaign to show solidarity with the detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime with the aim of highlighting the issue of detainees; demanding their unconditional release; and holding the perpetrators accountable.
Organizers of the campaign, which began on social media sites on Monday under the title ‘not hostages,’ expressed rejection of the Assad regime’s use of the issue of detainees as a bargaining chip to make political gains.
According to the campaign, there are more than 200,000 detainees and forcefully disappeared people in the Assad regime’s prisons. It pointed out the detainees are held in extremely dire conditions, noting that the Assad regime continues to launch campaigns of mass, arbitrary arrest.
The campaign, which will continue for a week, included a video that indicated that the Caesar’s photos prove beyond doubt the regime’s involvement in widespread torture against detainees in its prisons. It stressed that mankind must stand with detainees and save them before it is too late. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)