Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 18, 2012
SEO joins Syrian Americans for Democracy, United for Free Syria, and the National Alliance for Syria in raising concerns over the reconsideration of the Syrian candidate, Mrs. Hadeel Al Asmar, for a position of “member in the Committee on the Rights of the Child” in CRIN (Child Rights International Network)
Given the fact that more than 3638 children have been killed by Syrian regime, according to the Syrian Shuhada official site, and that Mrs. Al Asmar has been a representative of Syrian regime, the Syrian American Organizations demand a clarification on Mrs. Al Asmar’s position toward these violations against humanity committed by the Syrian regime. SEO accompanies UFS, NAS, and SAD in expressing a grave concern on the credibility of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, and its commitment; the committee sends the wrong message when a member does not make their position clear on atrocities occuring in the country that they represent.
Describing the Syrian children’s horror stories, CNN report published on September 25th 2012 mentions, “After 18 months of terror and grave devastation, Syrian children are plagued with trauma from witnessing the horrors of war firsthand, an international aid group says.” Moreover, in other CNN report published on August 16th 2012 states, ”Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad went on a systematic killing spree, murdering at least 108 people. Most shockingly, the killers targeted women and children. A U.N. representative said the victims included 49 children who were younger than 10.”
SEO board member, Dr. Mazen Hassan says, “According to the official site of Syrian Shuhada, we have lost 3638 beloved kids age 15 years and younger, 237 amongst them are below 2 years of age. These innocent have been killed by Syrian regime, its authorities, forces and loyalists. We believe that CRIN could play a crucial role in bringing back true justice and rights for these Syrian children. As a Syrian witness to the regime's crimes against our children, it would be a point of concern to see a candidate of the same regime sit on a body that is obligated to uphold these rights.”