The Aleppo Revolutionaries Union, with the participation of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), the National Action Movement, the Association of Independent Kurds, and Mukarabat Center held a panel discussion under the title “the Popular Petition Continues Its Way to Geneva” which was launched by the Union two weeks ago as an expression of the popular rejection to electing Russia to the UN Human Rights Council.
The discussion brought together SOC’s Vice-president Ruba Habboush, member of the political committee Abdul Majid Barakat, member of the SOC Ahmed Ramadan, Vice-president of the Association of Independent Kurds Radeef Mustafa, Abdulkarim Bakkar, Abbas Sharif, Abbas Al-Moussa, Hisham Askif, and other Union members.
Habboush said that the panel discussion came as part of the partnership, cooperation and coordination between the revolution institutions at home and the SOC. She thanked the Aleppo Revolutionaries Union for its efforts and activities in the liberated areas.
Barakat talked about the importance of such initiatives at the popular level and the level of the Syrian revolution, stressing the need for suggestions for political action and political advocacy campaigns.
Barakat also stressed the importance of the role of the Aleppo Revolutionaries Union in restoring the revolutionary and popular momentum as well as in raising awareness in this critical juncture of the Syrian revolution.
The panel discussion also touched on the popular petition campaign against electing Russia to the UN Human Rights Council. Participants discussed the goals and outcomes of the campaign and the participation of official institutions of the revolution and political parties in the campaign. The participants also submitted proposals to develop the campaign on its way to Geneva to be handed over to the UN Human Rights Council. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)