88 of the bodies and organizations defending human rights
To stop the bloodshed in the Syrian streets
To stop all forms and sources of bloody armed violence
To stop all assassinations, abductions, and enforced disappearances
We in the bodies and organizations defending human rights and civil society, look with deep concern, condemnation, and denunciation of the dangerous and frightening developments in Syria, in light of the continued bleeding, the escalation of the situation of destructive and dangerous attrition violence to the structure of the Syrian society and its components. The absence of political solutions, the difficulty of military decision in favor of one of the parties due to military, political, regional, and international balances and their role in conflict management and control, brought with them a state of serious concern for the fate of Syria’s geography and society, and horror of real destruction and shredding of the social fabric’s unity, with a possibility of taking the effects of this tragedy toward a devastating regional war. Read more
“Unless the powerful are capable of learning to respect the dignity of their victims … impassable barriers will remain, and the world will be doomed to violence, cruelty and bitter suffering.” Noam Chomsky.
‘No individual changes anything alone‘ www.guardian.co.uk.
Appeal to all Kurdistani people and humanitarian organisations to support people of the Syrian Kurdish region.
We would like to invite you to launch an urgent appeal to support the people affected in the Syrian Kurdish region bythe deteriorating humanitarian crisis. Therefore we are calling and appealing to you all to actively join us and contribute the best way you can. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Preliminary death toll for Friday 04/01/2013. More than 100 Syrians killed, so far, today: The dead include: 50 civilians (9 children), 28 rebel fighters, 1 defected lieutenant, 1 defected soldier and no less than 19 regular soldiers.
*** A journalist working for the Addunia channel was shot by gunmen while covering the clashes in Aleppo. *** Read more
HRW: Allow Access to EU Territory, Step Up Assistance in Region:
Saleh Muslim Mohamed spoke at the Kurdish Academic Forum conference in London on 18 November 2012. These are a few of the points he made:
- Our revolution started in 2004 and didn’t stop. Kurds need freedom and democracy and so should be part of this revolution.
- Kurdish people have been soldiers for other people in the Ottoman Empire, Yemen etc, and the same in Syria where we fought French colonialism, but Kurds were not recognised. We have decided not to be soliders for anyone.
- We joined the revolution with our voices and our flags.
- We are part of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria. We decided it should not be an armed revolution, but with self-defending rights, a peaceful and democratic revolution, and people need to be organised. Read more
The hunger strikers are asking for the right to use their own language in state institutions, and for the release of Abdulah Ocelan. They are taking a little nourishment to lengthen the time before they die, for greater effect
DAMASCUS // Internal divisions and political differences with other opposition groups are still preventing Syria’s Kurds from throwing their full weight behind the uprising against Bashar Al Assad’s regime.
The dispute between Kurdish blocs and other opposition factions was underlined at a conference in Cairo this month, when scuffles broke out between delegates and a Kurdish group walked out, angrily accusing Arab revolutionaries of being worse than the regime they are seeking to topple. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: The Syrian security forces and Shabeeha have committed a new massacre in Homs on Sunday’s night. Following the bombardment of the neighbourhood of Kerm Al-Zeyton in Homs, the forces and Shabeeha have entered the area and slaughtered at least 25 children and 20 women.
More than one family from the neighbourhood of Kerm Al-Zeyton, in Homs, were slaughtered by white and fiery arms. There women and children among the causalities and there are indications that a group of Shabeeha has committed this massacre.
Due to the re-commitment of massacres in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is calling the UN to form an independent inquiry team urgently. The team should have judges known for their good characters and their task is to unravel the identities of the criminals who committed these massacres and to bring them to justice.
(last night) The Syrian security forces and Shabeeha have committed a new massacre in Homs on Sunday’s night. Following the bombardment of the neighbourhood of Kerm Al-Zeyton in Homs, the forces and Shabeeha have entered the area and slaughtered at least 25 children and 20 women.
11 3 2012 Wanton slaughter of families. How!!!