Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Forty-four months and forty-four years/6- Samira, Razan,Wael, Nazem, and the other absolute others


10 FEB 2015

 Yassin al Haj Saleh: "We have no millions to bribe to the kidnappers as the French, Italian and Spanish states did to Da’esh in order to secure the release of their respective citizens. We are also not affiliated with an influential sect, ‘minority’, or armed group. Second, there is no judicial system that we may resort to – locally, internationally, or any place in between. The United Nations does not care for the fate of individuals (or peoples, for that matter) and the International Criminal Court deals only with states.As activists and families of the kidnapped we find ourselves in an unfortunate position. On the one hand, we do not want to isolate the cause of these two women and two men from the general Syrian cause, which is a bitter struggle against a criminal Assadi-Iranian-Russian alliance. But on the other hand, it is impossible for us not to show special regard for our loved ones who are in the hands of a Da’esh-like organization that still denies its responsibility for the crime - a denial that only intensifies our concern now that more than 400 days have passed. What is more, we have not received help from the official opposition bodies, which did not even express solidarity."

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