Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

Arrest of a college student Baher Abdul Razzaq Member of the Syrian Organization for Human Rights

Statement

In course of the unfair campaign waged by the security services and semi security that has been unleashed in Syria against civil society activists and human rights defenders.
At exactly nine o’clock in the morning of Friday18/11/2011 the military intelligence “branch 291” arrest college student and our colleague: Baher Abdul Razzaq Member of the Syrian Organization for Human Rights After three days of going back and forth, staying for twelve hours a day at the branch mentioned above. This action step reflects the determination to escalate the Pressure against the human rights defenders and supporters of freedom, democracy and human dignity in Syria.

The Syrian Organization for Human Rights Condemned this outrageous approach of the Syrian authorities based on the arrests , abductions, disappearances, torture ,exclusion and recently  extrajudicial killings of Syrian citizens.

The Syrian Organization for Human Rights is very concerned over the fate of our colleague and  blogger Baher Abdul Razzaq and remind  the Syrian authorities that this conduct collides with its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Convention against Torture and Cruelty, and the United Nations Declaration issued in December 1998 and the Protection of human rights defenders and the recommendations of the Commission on Human Rights Defenders, in particular the sixth paragraph of the ecommendations of the Commission its session eighty-fourth (July 2005), as well as paragraph twelve of these recommendations, which state that Syria is require to immediately release  all persons detained because of their activities in the field of human rights and put an end to all practices in the harassment and intimidation against human rights defenders.

The Syrian Organization for Human Rights is calling for Syrian security authorities to release the fellow blogger Baher Abdul Razzaq with the all prisoners of opinion in Syria, and conscience and proceed immediately an initiatives to restore confidence between the political system and society, and begins withdraw of the army to its barracks , and the release of political prisoners without exception, and the recognition of the legitimate demands of the Syrian people, which manifested itself with the Arab Spring, and that dream of a state civil pluralism and the Constitution of modern, democratic, not a resident governor was made based on the recognition of human dignity and fundamental rights of the Syrian citizen.

The Syrian Organization for Human Rights calls upon all bodies and institutions working in the field of human rights with responsibilities to the university student and colleague and blogger Baher Abdul Razzaq and do whatever it takes to find succor in their just cause.
 
Damascus 22/11/2011
Board of Directors
The Syrian Organization for Human Rights (SWASIAH)
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