Member of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee, Basma Muhammad, stressed that the horrific scenes of the massacre that Assad’s soldiers committed in the Damascus suburb of Tadamon, a footage of which was published by the Guardian newspaper, are only the tip of the iceberg of the atrocities that the Assad regime have committed against the Syrian people for the past 11 years.
Muhammad said that there is already a trove of irrefutable evidence on the Assad regime’s crimes, especially the crimes committed against detainees. She cited the thousands horrible photos of the bodies of detainees that Caesar smuggled out of Assad’s prisons. She also said that multiple international investigations proved the Assad regime’s responsibility for the use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians.
Muhammad added that the response to the Guardian footage made the Syrian people question the position of the international community, especially the United States and the European Union. She said that Syrians now wonder as to what the reaction to this crime would be if it occurred in Ukraine.
Muhammad pointed out that the Syrian people have lost confidence in the entire international community in view of its lukewarm stance towards the humanitarian and political issues related to Syrian.
She called on the international community to fulfill its obligations towards Syria, revitalize the political process, put Syrian back in the spotlight, and open all tracks of UN Resolution 2254, most importantly the transitional governing body.
She stressed that reaching a political solution that fulfills the aspirations of the Syrian people is enough to overthrow the criminal gang in Damascus and will help solve all Syrians’ problems.
Moreover, Muhammed called for the direct intervention of UN agencies to hunt down all war criminals, including those who reside in the European and Arab countries that are seeking to normalize relations with the Assad regime.
Muhammad also stressed the need to seriously and effectively address the issue of detainees, which would contribute to the immediate release of the detainees and the disclosure of the fate of the forcibly disappeared in the prisons of the Assad regime.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)