President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Nasr Al-Hariri, met with representatives of the Association of Female Survivors from Assad’s Prisons and listened to their testimonies, problems, and demands.
In attendance was SOC’s Vice-president Ruba Habboush and Coordinator of the National Commission for Detainees and Missing Persons, Yasser Al-Farhan.
Both sides discussed the suffering the female survivors are enduring as they proposed solutions in this regard. The survivors put forward a set of recommendations to the SOC.
Al-Hariri stressed the important role of female survivors as he called on them to continue to expose the atrocities taking place inside prisons of the Assad regime which constitute a gross violation of international law and international humanitarian law.
He pointed out that the SOC will work on conveying the voice of female survivors to international bodies and organizations with the aim of raising their demands and rights as well as redress them and bring the criminals accountable.
Al-Hariri encouraged the female survivors to openly express their voices. “Ex-detainees are the most likely to understand the plight of detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime. They can mobilize international public opinion and attract attention to their plight to ensure release of detainees and put an end to torture and the agony their families are enduring.” (Source: SOC’s Media Department)