Vice-President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Ruba Habboush, called for an end to the suffering of hundreds of thousands of detainees in the dungeons of the murderous Assad regime. She stressed that the battle for human rights is at the “heart of the Syrian revolution for freedom dignity.”
In statements on the occasion of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Habboush lamented the international community’s failure to put an end to the most horrific system of torture in our modern times. She stressed that political differences and rivalries among states have eclipsed the calls for respect for human rights which they claim they are defending.
Habboush condemned the presence of the criminal Assad regime in the United Nations and the international community, calling for exposing the crimes of the regime as crucial to ensuring the release of detainees and the forcibly disappeared from its prisons which many international and human rights organizations have likened to the Holocaust.
Habboush stressed that torture and breach of human dignity are war crimes and crimes against humanity that require bringing their perpetrators to account. She called on the international community to take real steps to deter the Assad regime, which is responsible for torture, killing and destruction in Syria, by expelling the regime from the international community, holding it accountable in international courts, and restoring rights to the people.
She stressed the need for preventing impunity as she called for international action to hold the perpetrators accountable. She said that ten years have passed during which the most heinous types of crimes and torture took place. She wondered if the international community will wait for a second Caesar to punish the criminals and murderers.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)