We hereby document a statement posted on the Facebook-page “Solidarity with Qusai Zakarya” on January 13th, 2014. Qusai was blogging in English about his experiences during the hunger strike. Adopt a Revolution is working closly with the the media committee in Moadamiya, that documents the planful starvation of the besieged Damascene of Moadamiya and supports its work.
Qusai Zakarya has become a specific target for assassination by the Assad regime.
Ghassan Bilal, a top aide of Maher Assad, said recently in the headquarters of the Fourth Division of the regime army: “If you want the truce to go smoothly, shut up Qusai—for good.”
Qusat has personally witnessed children and other townspeople in Moadamiya starve to death. He is an English-fluent eyewitness to the chemical attacks of August 21, 2013 and to the suffering of Moadamiya from the regime’s starvation siege. He has not hesitated to speak out about these events to media. His nonviolent action of hunger strike from November 26 to December 28 inspired an International Solidarity Hunger Strike that includes highly credible world luminaries.
The Assad regime tries to spin its innocence of all crimes against humanity, and targets especially for its wrath those who can prove its red-handed accountability.
We, Qusai’s team, are gravely anxious for the life of Qusai Zakarya, who is standing tall and continuing his media activism despite the desperate conditions he faces in hiding.
On Qusai’s behalf and with his permission, we publish this to express our moral outrage and profound concern; to inform Qusai’s supporters of this threat; and to hold the Syrian regime accountable.
Together as people of conscience everywhere, let us stand by Qusai in his trying hour.
The Syrian-Palestinian activist Qusai Zakarya went on hungerstrike last November in order to highlight the suffering of Syrian people under regime siege in Moadamiya. He continued his hungerstrike for 33 days. Meanwhile Moadamiya has made to an agreement with the regime that included the delivery of food to the town. On the other side of the coin, media activists like Qusai are now in severe danger of regime reprisal or killing.
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