STATEMENT ISSUED BY SYRIAN ORGANIZATIONS

STATEMENT ISSUED BY SYRIAN ORGANIZATIONS WORKING IN THE FIELDS OF DOCUMENTATION, ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN SUPPORT OF THE WORK OF (IIIM)  Wednesday, 18 April, 2018 We, the signatories to this letter, are Syrian organizations working on human rights documentation, accountability, and transitional justice in Syria. Reaffirming our commitment to the demands of justice and accountability, standing in solidarity with all victims in Syria and recognizing their demands for justice and redress, we would like to make the following statement to the General Assembly of the United Nations and to the Secretary-General in support of the mandate of the IIIM. … Continue reading STATEMENT ISSUED BY SYRIAN ORGANIZATIONS

Mustafa: Russia Must Change Course & Support Political Transition Without Assad

President of the Syrian Coalition Abdurrahman Mustafa called on Russia to press Bashar al-Assad to step down to allow the initiation of a genuine political process leading to full political transition in line with the Geneva Communiqué of 2012 and UN Security Council resolution 2254. “We have always called on Moscow to be a neutral party and help ease the violence and transition the country to safety by seriously engaging in the political process aimed at the formation of a Transitional Governing Body (TGB) with full executive powers as was stipulated in international resolutions,” Mustafa said on Saturday. “Russia has … Continue reading Mustafa: Russia Must Change Course & Support Political Transition Without Assad

Syrian Coalition Meets German and French Envoys to Discuss Possible Response to Douma Chemical Attack

The Syrian Coalition’s Department of Foreign Affairs met with officials of the German and French foreign ministries to discuss European and American preparations to respond to the Assad regime’s Saturday chemical attack on the town of Douma. Member of the Department Anas Abda stressed the need to hold those responsible for the use of chemical weapons and perpetrators of war crimes in Syria accountable. He said that international resolutions, especially Article 21 of UN Security Council resolution 2118 called for the use of force against perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks. Abda, who is also member of the Coalition’s political committee, … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Meets German and French Envoys to Discuss Possible Response to Douma Chemical Attack

President Mustafa Sends Letter to UN & World Leaders Urging Action to Save Civilians from Assad Chemical Weapons

President of the Syrian Coalition Abdulrahman Mustafa sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit as well as the leaders of 30 Arab and Western countries calling for urgent measures to put an end the repeated use of chemical weapons and hold Bashar al-Assad accountable. President Mustafa warned of the consequences of allowing the Assad regime to carry on with the mass forced displacement of residents of many areas across Syria. “We call upon you to mandate a comprehensive review of the OPCW’s program of dismantling … Continue reading President Mustafa Sends Letter to UN & World Leaders Urging Action to Save Civilians from Assad Chemical Weapons

Egypt court: Morsi’s election was fair

A sign reading that Mohamed Morsi is Egypt’s legitimate President during a conference to mark the fourth anniversary of the Rabaa massacre An Egyptian criminal court yesterday upheld a previous ruling that the 2012 election of Mohamed Morsi was fair, Egyptian news website Ahram Gate reported. Former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq filed a complaint alleging that the Egyptian Elections Committee rigged the outcome in Morsi’s favour. Shafiq complained that some ballots were rigged in certain constituencies, but Judge Ahmed Khafagi told Al-Shorouk newspaper that there were no more than a few hundred questionable ballots and they were excluded from the count. Morsi was Egypt’s … Continue reading Egypt court: Morsi’s election was fair

Syrian Coalition Sends letter to Arab League on Assad Regime’s Mass Forced Displacement Operations

President of the Syrian Coalition Abdulrahman Mustafa sent a letter to Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit to highlight the series of mass forced displacement operations being carried out by the Assad regime against the local population in various areas across Syria, the most recent of which took place in eastern Ghouta. President Mustafa said that the war crimes did not stop in Syria. He strongly condemned the Assad regime and its allies’ employment of policies violating human rights, including killings, starvation and torture. He stressed that these tactics are aimed at crushing the Syrian people’s revolution and … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Sends letter to Arab League on Assad Regime’s Mass Forced Displacement Operations

Syrian Coalition Urges Syria’s Friends Action to Relieve People Being Displaced from Eastern Ghouta & to Support Douma

The Syrian Coalition’s Department of Foreign Affairs sent an urgent letter to the Syrian people’s friendly countries urging them to urgently respond to the needs of people being displaced from the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta. The letter warned of dangers surrounding the fate of civilians in Douma as the Assad regime and Russia forces threatened to assault the town. The letter, which was sent to 20 States, included a report that was prepared by the Syrian Interim Government and Assistance Coordination Unit detailing the essential needs of the people who are being displaced from eastern Ghouta. The letter called … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Urges Syria’s Friends Action to Relieve People Being Displaced from Eastern Ghouta & to Support Douma