|Date: 06/05/2012 Time: 11:25:00 AM
Human rights organizations for Syria have anew
denounced killings and assassinations urging the government and opposition
forces to stop ongoing blood-shedding that has continued in spite of
deployment of international observers in the troubled country.
The organizations, including the Arab Human Rights Organization in Syria,
the Kurdish Organization for Defense of Human Rights and Public Freedoms and
the Committees for Defense of Democratic Freedoms and Human Rights, called for
forming an independent and neutral judicial panel, including representatives
of the human rights organizations in Syria, to identify elements responsible
for continuing violence and referring them to judicial authorities.
These groups, in a statements received by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on
Sunday, expressed profound concern for fate of Syrian citizens who have been
arbitrarily detained, urging the security authorities to stop illegal
detentions that constitute blatant violence of basic human rights and freedoms.
They voiced concern at reports about wide-scale cases of torture that
resulted in death of many detainees, stressing on necessity of allowing
citizens to practice their rights of holding protests, peaceful demonstrations
and expressing their legitimate and just demands.
Moreover, the human rights groups called on the Syrian authorities to close
file of political detentions, release all inmates held on political charges
such as taking part in peaceful demonstrations, abstain from cracking down on
the educated and active nationals and allowing these organizations to perform
Suppression and usage of excessive force have aggravated dire conditions
across the country, they said, warning that such an approach will not be
helpful in efforts for finding peaceful solutions to the crisis.
Meanwhile on the field, the opposition group, the Local Coordination
Committees, said in a statement 27 people were killed, on Saturday, during
demonstrations calling for freedoms and ouster of the regime of Bashar
Al-Assad. The protestors were suppressed and confronted with gunfire by the
The demonstrators were targeted with gunfire and concussions grenades by
the regulars, despite deployment of international observers, the LCC said.
In the town of Suraqeb, in the north, three defecting soldiers were killed
when their car was hit with a shell, the group said. It also reported
intensive shooting in the village of Al-Aridah, located on the Syrian-Lebanese