Secretary-General of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Haitham Rahma, stressed that the track criminal record of the Assad regime cannot be erased by any international lifeline that may be given to it. He warned all parties and states of the consequences of seeking to rehabilitate the regime through the normalization of ties with it or inviting it to any international meeting.
Rahma said that the Tadamon Massacre, which was revealed by the Guardian newspaper and which shocked the world, is only one in the countless massacres that the regime and its brutal militia have committed on an almost daily basis since the start of the revolution in 2011. He pointed out that such shocking scenes should be taken into account by whoever thinks of rehabilitating the regime.
Rahma pointed out that the era of colonialism in the Arab world resulted in a huge number of massacres and victims, but they pale in comparison to what the Assad regime did to the Syrian people. He said that the Assad regime killed more than a million, detained and forcibly disappeared over half a million, and displaced more than half of the population.
Rahma pointed out that the Syrian people, throughout their great revolution, drew their determination from recent history and from the struggle of the various Arab peoples for freedom and independence, especially the brotherly Algerian people who sacrificed a million fallen heroes for their freedom and independence. He also said that the sacrifices of the Syrian people are no less than what the Algerian people sacrificed in the battle for their independence.
Rahma called on Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to take into account the land of Algeria that was watered by the blood of the fallen heroes. He stressed that the great Algerian people must not receive a war criminal like Bashar al-Assad or accept his participation in the upcoming Arab summit.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)