The President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Hadi Al-Bahra, has voiced deep concern over the case of Yassin Al-Ater, a Syrian dissident residing in Lebanon, whom Lebanese authorities intend to deport to Syria, thereby placing his life in imminent danger.
Al-Bahra stated that the SOC, in collaboration with a Lebanese human rights organization, is closely monitoring developments in Al-Ater’s case. They have been in contact with Al-Ater’s family and have dispatched several official letters to the office of the United Nations Special Envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, as well as to the foreign ministries of several friendly countries, outlining his situation.
Furthermore, Al-Bahra highlighted that the SOC, through its letters, has urged these entities to engage diplomatically with the Lebanese government, seeking the annulment of its decision to deport Al-Ater to safeguard his life. The SOC also called for necessary measures to halt repeated violations against Syrian refugees.
Al-Bahra emphasized that this intended move by Lebanese authorities contradict the Convention against Torture, which Lebanon has ratified, as well as international agreements related to the rights of refugees. He stressed the need for compliance with these legal frameworks.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)