February 18, 2014
The Syrian Coalition expresses deep concern over the fate of more than 200 men who remain detained by the Assad regime upon leaving Old Homs, allegedly for questioning.
Matthew Hollingworth, deputy U.N. team leader for the mission in Homs said earlier on Friday that dozens of men and boys aged 15 to 55 were being held in a school in Homs and that U.N. officials were also present there.
We call on the United Nations to do whatever possible to ensure the safety of those men and to force the regime to secure their immediate release.
We should not forget that in the run up to the Geneva talks, leaked photographic images showed the Assad regime has been carrying out torture and summary executions on an industrial scale, against civilian detainees for nearly three years during the Syrian uprising against tyranny and injustice.
We ask for Mercy for our martyrs, health for our wounded, and freedom for our detainees.
Long live Syria and its people, free and with honor.