The Union of Syrian Coordinators around the World, in cooperation with Syrian human rights organizations, are continuing with the advocacy campaign they launched last week to demand the immediate release of detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime.
“The aim of the campaign is to draw attention to this serious humanitarian issue and to mobilize the world public opinion against the continued fascist practices of the Assad regime,” said the Union on its Facebook page on Sunday.
The Union also said that the campaign aims is to expose the injustice, brutal torture, and mass executions against more than half a million prisoners of conscience and innocent citizens currently in the prisons of the Assad regime. It noted that the detainees include men, women and children who have been forcibly disappeared for many years without fair trial.
Syrian lawyer and rights activist Anwar al-Bunni said that they were seeking to “bring the issue of detainees back to the forefront as the most pressing and burning issue.”
Al-Bunni pointed out that the issue of detainees is still the most burning issue as it causes intense suffering to families of the detainees, stressing that the Syrian opposition is currently giving priority to the issue.
Fahd al-Mousa, Head of the Syrian Commission for the Release of Detainees, said: “The campaign aims to rally support for the issue of the missing people in Syria and to place it high on the agendas of the international policy in partnership with international human rights organizations.”
The campaign on Saturday held its first conference in the Spanish capital Madrid in parallel with conferences and events in the Turkish cities of Istanbul and Gaziantep as well as in northern Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Arabi21)