Vice-President of the Syrian Coalition Nagham al-Ghadiri said that the Assad and the Iranian regimes share the same criminal mindset. She stressed that the crimes Assad has been committing in Syria for nearly five years ago are no less heinous than those of the Iranian regime.
Ghadiri was speaking at the Pledge for Parity: Women United Against Religious Fundamentalism conference held in Paris on Saturday in the build up to International Women’s Day on March 8th. The conference brought together key personalities in the international women’s rights movement, led by the keynote speaker and President-elect of the Council of Iranian Resistance Maryam Rajavi.
Ghadiri expressed deep shock and sorrow over viewing a report telling harrowing stories Iranian women went through in the prisons of the Ayatollah regime. She stressed that these stories resemble the stories of thousands of Syrian women in Assad’s secret prisons, where many die of severe and systematic torture.
Vice-President of the Syrian Coalition cited the case of Rania Abbas, a doctor and an Arab chess champion who has been detained by Assad’s security forces since 2013 along with her six children, the youngest of whom was just two years old.
The Syrian revolution, Ghadiri added, is against repression and dictatorship and aims to topple the illegitimate Assad regime which is backed by Russia, the Iranian regime and the terrorist Hezbollah militia.
Ghadiri talked about how the international community’s inaction and silence over Assad wholesale crimes encouraged him to kill more people including women and children, and smash women’s dreams and aspirations. Ghadiri added that such silence is a contributor to the destruction of Syria’s schools, hospitals and the people who rose up against Assad and will not give up until Assad and its thuggish regime are removed.
Ghadiri thanked the Council of the Iranian Resistance and its president Maryam Rajavi for giving her the opportunity to highlight the plight of Syrian women. She also thanked the Syrian Coalition’s representative to Norway Hanan al-Balkhi and former Minister of Culture in the Syrian interim government Taghreed Al-Hadjli for conveying part of what is happening in Syria to the world.
Ghadiri concluded her speech by saying: “We are stronger together.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)