Syrian Opposition Coalition – Syria
Department of Media and Communications
October 19, 2020
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) mourns judge Melhem Melhem, member of the Military Court in the town of Azaz in northern rural Aleppo who died today of wounds he sustained in a cowardly attack that targeted his car in Azaz on Sunday.
This criminal act, along with the long litany of crimes and assassinations, once again emphasizes the need to fight terrorism and stop any international support for terrorist organizations in Syria under any pretext.
Attacking the judiciary is an attack on justice and stability. These criminal acts will only increase our determination to ensure that this institution will continue its work of tracking down criminals and holding accountable those involved in terrorism and violations of the law.
Those responsible for this crime must be brought to justice.
May Judge Melhem Melhem rest in peace.