Syrian Opposition Coalition
Department of Media and Communications
June 27, 2021
On this day in 1980, Tadmur Prison witnessed one of the most horrific massacres by the Assad regime against the Syrian people. Although the full details of the massacre have not been revealed yet, the subsequent leaked evidence and confessions confirmed that more than 1,100 detainees were executed with live fire and grenades at the hands of the Defense Brigades at the dawn of that bloody day.
This massacre represents an epitome of the Assad regime’s criminal mindset by which it ruled Syria for 50 years in which it committed an endless litany of crimes against the Syrian people, the chapters of which have been continuing since the start of the Syrian revolution in 2011.
Assad’s reign of terror must come to an end. The Syrian people need to reach a closure in which the details of those crimes are disclosed, along with the names of the victims, all the way to bringing officials and those involved to fair trial.
The world is required to take a firm stance towards a regime that has this track proven record of criminality. International efforts must be combined anew to prepare for the implementation of UN resolutions, bringing these crimes to an end, and holding war criminals in Syria accountable.