Massacre by the regime in Tadamun, and executions by armed opposition in Hananu Neighbourhood
The forces of Bashar al-Asad’s regime killed more than 35 civilians in the al-Tadamun neighbourhood (Damascus) as part of its violent campaign to end the Syrian revolution which calls for freedom, dignity, and an end to the dictatorial repression which has been reigning in the country since half a century.
At the same time, news from the Hananu neighbourhood in Aleppo reported that the forces belonging to the armed opposition arrested 20 regime soldiers, put them to trial, and executed them with the accusation of committing war crimes.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) condemns the acts of killing being perpetrated by Bashar al-Asad’s regime, and also condemns the killing of prisoners of the regime which contradicts with the Islamic and legislative understanding in which a prisoner has the right to a fair and public trial and self-defence. Placing their pictures on the news channels will only serve to increase the arguments of those who are against the Syrian revolution, and will increase the excuses used by the regime to kill. We call upon those who defend freedom to discipline themselves when dealing with prisoners and to not rush into killing with the use of excuses which need time and tools.
At the same time, SHRC condemns the media sensationalism being sparked by sections of the United Nations regarding initiatives and plans which will not result except in greater shedding of blood and more time for the sake of different sides; whilst the humanitarian situation in Syria worsens and the bloodshed, killing and destruction of the country continues.
Syrian Human Rights Committee