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SAC Hails House Vote Calling for Assad War Crimes Tribunal


Published on Mar 14, 2016

March 2011, in the south of Syria, four coffins for four Syrians protesting peacefully against their government – the first to die in a conflict that has taken as many 400,000 lives.
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The Syrian American Council, the largest and oldest grassroots Syrian-American organization in the United States, hailed the decision by the U.S. House of Representatives tonight to approve H. Con Res. 121 which condemned the Assad regime’s war crimes in Syria and called for President Obama to direct his Ambassador to the United Nations to promote the establishment of a War Crimes Tribunal for Syria. The resolution passed on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Syrian revolution which began on March 15th 2011.

SAC thanks Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) for sponsoring this resolution, as well as Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA), and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) for co-sponsoring. The resolution passed resoundingly with a vote of 392 to 3. SAC urges the Senate to follow suit and move quickly to pass the measure.

The text of the resolution can be found here, and a summary can be found here. SAC would like to thank the Syrian American community and other fellow Americans for their mobilization in support of the measure.

SAC expresses its extreme disappointment with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) for their shameful vote against holding the Assad regime accountable for war crimes that have created the greatest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. Although these three representatives have consistently voted against American support of the Syrian revolution, today’s vote represents a new low.

Syrian American Council
http://www.sacouncil.com/

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Syria Assad Regime Death Dungeons


Footage of the regime’s detention facilities in Idlib, Syria
Published on Jun 25, 2015

Systematic torture to death by assad regime

Systematic torture to death by assad regime

Systematic torture to death by assad regime

Systematic torture to death by assad regime

Systematic torture to death by assad regime

Systematic torture to death by assad regime

Systematic torture to death by assad regime

Systematic torture to death by assad regime

Assad Barrel Bomb – Weapon for Ethnic Cleansing

Another child victim from one of Bashar al Assad’s barrel bomb attacks.

What is a barrel bomb and why it’s used in Assad and Iran ethnic cleansing process why they are allowed to do it?

For the month of July 2015 alone, Assad regime dropped 1,350 barrel bombs on populated civilian area killing 966 and injuring thousands more…

Syrian Child victim of Assad barrel bombs

Syrian Children are victims of Assad barrel bombs

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Assad Dropped 10K Barrel Bombs & 19K Air Raids Jan-Jun 2015

Between Jan – Jun 2015, Assad regime was responsible for:
1) 10,423 Barrel Bombs
2) 19,205 Air Raids
3) Killing 1,213 opposition fighters
4) Killing 2,916 civilians, including 665 children and 456 women
5) Wounding 18,000 civilians

During the month of July alone, Assad regime has conducted nearly 7,000 bombardments. Most intense bombing since the beginning of the Syria war in 2011.

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Assad regime step up bombing on civilians from jan to jun 2015

Syria Assad regime  conducted 7000 bombardments on civilians

Syria Assad dropped 7000 bombs during July 2015

Syrian government assad regime dropped 7000 bombs on civilian population

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Syria Assad regime  conducted 7000 bombardments on civilians in july 2015 alone

Syria Assad regime increase bombardments during july 2015

Syrian Boy Brutally Beating by Assad Soldier – 2

Syria Assad regime torture innocent syrian civilian

Syria Assad regime torture innocent syrian children

Bashar al-Assad regime torture innocent syrian civilian children

Bashar Al-Assad government soldier torture syrian children

Syria Assad regime torture and beaten innocent syrian civilian

Assad regime forces torture innocent syrian child

Syria Assad regime soldiers torture innocent syrian boy

Syria Bashar al-Assad regime government army torture beaten syrian children

Syria president Assad regime army torture and kill syrian boy and man

Syria 4 Years Revolution Anniversary Rally Around the World

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From “The Syrian Campaign”

Dear friend,

Syria needs all the support we can give it!

I’m not Syrian but I share the Syrian dream for change. Four years ago it didn’t begin with guns and mortars. Four years ago it began with peaceful calls for freedom.

I watched grainy YouTube footage of protests uploaded by citizen journalists with shaking voices. Hundreds of thousands of people were standing in places like Assi Square in Hama chanting for freedom and holding the longest flags you’ve ever seen in your life [1]. I saw footage of tanks rolling in to crush the protests and bullets entering protesters’ chests.

I heard the stories of amazing women who would bake sweets to give to army soldiers, coaxing them not to jail their sons and daughters.

I heard the stories of activists who formed underground committees to organize protests every Friday, using pseudonyms on Skype to avoid getting caught by the regime. So many of them were hunted down by the security forces and disappeared or killed. Like Ghiath Matar, or “Little Ghandi” who used to hand out roses and bottles of water to armed soldiers who came in to crush the protests. Ghiath was 24 and expecting his first child when he was abducted by the regime. A few days later, his lifeless body was returned to his family, bearing marks of torture [2].

What does it mean for our world when people are silent after thousands of activists like Ghiath meet their end this way? I don’t know, but it’s not a world I want to live in. What happens in Syria is a part of our shared struggle for a better world.

That’s why this Sunday I’m going to Martyrs Square in Beirut to attend a demonstration in solidarity with Syrians on the 4th anniversary of their uprising. I’ve added a list of events below marking this moment around the globe. Please join one this weekend if you can.

We can’t bring back any of the beautiful humans who died for their desire to be free. But we can honor them and make sure their aspirations live on forever. Let’s stand up and be counted this weekend for a peaceful and dignified future for our Syrian sisters and brothers.

No one is free until we’re all free!

Bissan

P.S. If you’ve organized an event and it isn’t listed, please reply to this email – it will be updated on this page.

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwUrpE9zKFw
[2] http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/syrian-activist-ghiyath-matars-death-spurs-grief-debate/2011/09/14/gIQArgq8SK_story.html

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Belgium – Antwerp
Sunday 15 March, 7:30 PM
Groenplaats, 2000
https://www.facebook.com/events/784782701616129

Belgium – Brussels
Sunday 15 March, 6:30 PM
Place Flagey – Bruxelles – 1050 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale
https://www.facebook.com/events/884301298258436/

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Canada – Montreal
Sunday 15 March, 12:00 PM
Meet at Norman Bethune Statue (Rue Guy & De Maissonneuve)
https://www.facebook.com/events/396166310564006/

Canada – Ontario
Sunday March 15th 4-7pm
2233 South Millway, Mississauga, ON L5L 3H7
https://www.facebook.com/events/1412859885677082/

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France – Lyon
Sunday 15 March, 2015, 3:00 PM
Place de Terreaux
https://www.facebook.com/events/419582521544468/

France – Paris
Saturday 14 March, 3:00 PM
Place de la République
https://www.facebook.com/events/863608670347595/

France – Bonson
Sunday 15 March, 4:00 PM
Place François-Mitterrand – (face à la Mairie)
http://souriahouria.com/15032015-bonson-rassemblement-la-paix-et-pour-laccueil-de-refugies-syriens/

France – Bordeaux
Saturday 14 March, 4:00 PM
Place de la Comédie, devant le Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux
https://www.facebook.com/events/386141388231848

France – Bourges
Saturday 15 March
“La Quinzaine Syrienne” – Rassemblement & Vernissage d’oeuvres syriennes
https://www.facebook.com/events/678102245631806/

Thursday 19 March
Conférence & Débat Animée par Hala Kodmani
https://www.facebook.com/events/861008467276071

France – Strasbourg
Saturday 14 March, 3:00 PM
Place Kléber
http://souriahouria.com/14032015-strasbourg-marche-en-solidarite-avec-le-peuple-syrien/

France – Toulouse
Saturday 14 March, 1:30 PM
Place du Capitole de 13h30 à 15h30

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Germany – Berlin
Sunday, 15 March, 3 PM – 6 PM
Alexanderplatz (an der Weltuhr)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1563941367180354/

Germany – Frankfurt
Saturday, 14 March, 2 PM – 6 PM
Kundgebung & Livemusik/Poetry-Slam/Infostand
Frankfurt Hauptwache
https://www.facebook.com/events/823007787772477/

Germany – Hamburg
Saturday, 14 March, 2 PM
Jungfernstieg am Flaggenmast
https://www.facebook.com/events/829826210399329/

Germany – Köln

Saturday, 14 March, 2 PM – 6 PM
Am Kölner Dom / Hauptbahnhof
https://www.facebook.com/events/919808194720810/

Diskussionsveranstaltung & Poetry/Musik
Samstag, 21.03.2015, Modemann Str. 3, 51063 Köln, 17:00 Uhr
https://www.facebook.com/events/740430326076781/

Germany – Stuttgart

Saturday, 14 March, 3 PM – 5 PM
Mahnwache & Infostand
Schlossplatz/Denkmal
https://www.facebook.com/events/401052140053906/

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Italy – Rome
Saturday 14 March, 2:30 PM
Piazza del Campidoglio
https://www.facebook.com/events/1684292321798001/permalink/1684672541759979/

Italy – Milan
Sunday 15 March, 3 PM
Via dei Mercanti
https://www.facebook.com/events/1552002118416159/

Italy – Genoa
Sunday 15 March, 3:30 PM
Genova Centro Storico, Porto antico

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Lebanon – Beirut
Sunday 15 March, 3 PM
Martyrs Square
https://www.facebook.com/events/795735293813777/800850396635600/

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Spain – Barcelona
Sunday 15 March, 12 PM
Pl. Catalunya
https://www.facebook.com/events/409697645859608/

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Switzerland – Berne
Saturday, 14 March, 2:00 PM
Waisnhausplatz, Berne

Switzerland – Lausanne
Conférence/Débat, 19 mars, 17h15
Lausanne, UNIL Bâtiment Geopolis, salle 2227
https://femmesdemoc.wordpress.com/2015/02/21/conference-debat-le-point-sur-4-ans-de-revolution-en-syrie/

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United Kingdom – London
Saturday, 14 March, 12:30 PM
March begins at Marble Arch, Hyde Park and end point is 10 Downing Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/720078538106887/

Buses available from Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, Bradford, Swansea, Southampton, Cardiff, Glasgow

Thursday, 12 March, 3:00 PM
DocHouse: Syria Double Bill
Birkbeck Cinema
http://www.dochouse.org/film-screening/Best-of-DocHouse-SYRIA-DOUBLE-BILL/422

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United States – Arlington, Virginia
Friday 13 March, 6 PM
“An Evening of Art & Revolution”
Crystal Gateway Marriott
https://www.facebook.com/events/380023718843275

Saturday 14 March, 9 AM – 5 PM
“The Road Forward” Conference
Crystal Gateway Marriott
https://www.facebook.com/events/1382653072047778

United States – Washington, DC
12 March to 15 March: #TheRevolutionContinues
Full schedule: https://www.facebook.com/events/937170359641360

11 March to 15 March
200,000 Names – An Oral Memorial #HowManyMore
The White House
https://www.facebook.com/events/1400799146895472/

Sunday, 15 March, 11 AM to 2 PM
“United Against Assad & Isis” Rally
White House, Lafayette Park
http://www.mar15th.com/rally

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The Syria Campaign is building an open, global movement working for a peaceful future for Syria. We are people from all over the world who are coming together to tackle what the UN has described as “the greatest humanitarian tragedy of our time”.

Syria needs all the support we can give it!