Yasser Al-Farhan, member of the Syrian National Coalition’s political committee, met with members of the Syrian Community Council in the Qatari capital, Doha. The two sides discussed the grave situation in Idlib and rural Aleppo and the efforts being made by the Coalition to urge the international community to take serious, firm positions with regards to the establishment of a ceasefire and the protection of civilians.
The meeting, which took place at the headquarters of the Syrian embassy in Doha, was attended by the Syrian ambassador to Qatar Nizar Al-Heraki, consul Bilal Turkiyya, head of the Council, Muhammed Yassin al-Najjar, and members of the Council.
They also discussed the extremely dire humanitarian situation the displaced people are going through due to the Russian aggression on the region, especially amidst the freezing cold that hit the region. They stressed the importance of communicating with the donors to provide urgent support to the displaced people.
Moreover, they discussed the latest developments in the political process and the impact of the crimes being committed by Russia and the regime against civilians on that process.
They discussed the issue of detainees and the missing and the role of the Coalition to disclose their fate and demand their release in light of the international community’s and human rights organizations’ continued ignoring of this issue.
Al-Farhan thanked members of the Community for the fruitful meeting as he made it clear that the Coalition always welcomes all opinions and proposals and seeks continuous communication and to activate the role of all Syrians so as to serve the interest of the Syrian people and their just cause.
He pointed out that the Coalition will hold more of such meetings that would bring closer the political committee and the Syrian people in general. It also works to evaluate each stage and bring views closer, stressing that the Coalition will spare no effort in the issue of detainees in all international forums and meetings.
He pointed out that arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance, torture and execution, and all forms of inhumane treatment are rooted in the regime since Hafez al-Assad has seized power in Syria.
He added that these practices had been the modus operandi of the Assad regime over the past half a century in its engagement with the opposition before and during the revolution as one of its most important pillars in governance based on the terrorization of the people. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)