A group of organizations and personalities sent a letter to a number of heads of state regarding the situation in Afrin region

A group of organizations and personalities sent a letter to a number of heads of state regarding the situation in Afrin region

Nov 11 2018

ARK News: A group of Organizations and personalities addressed a letter to a number of heads of state and other authorities and centers of concern and decision in the world regarding the situation in Afrin region, the letter text is as follows:

The following is the committee for preparing and following up this initiative in the form of the entities to which the memorandum was sent first, and then the content of the memorandum and the organizations, and finally the Organizations and personalities that signed on it.

1 - Addresses:

Donald Trump, President of the United States of America.

• Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation.

• Teresa May - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

• Emanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.

• Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China.

• Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

• Michelle Bachelet Khairiya - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

• Donald Tusk, Chairman of the Council of the European Union.

• Pope Francis - Pope of the Catholic Church - Vatican.

• Antonio Taghani, President of the European Parliament.

• Angela Merkel - Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

• Alexis Tsebras, Prime Minister of the Republic of Greece.

• Abdel Fattah Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

• Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud - Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Ruler of Dubai.

• Yusuf Bin Ahmed Al-Otaimeen, Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.

• Salil Shetty, Secretary-General of Amnesty International.

2. The text of the memorandum:

We, a group of civil organizations and personalities, have brought together the motives of truth and duty together to convey our message to you, expressing our deepest concern at the disastrous situation in Afrin region, since the beginning of the Turkish military campaign on 20/1/2018 (olive branch campaign), which resulted in the occupation of Turkey by full support armed militias on 18/3/2018, after the bombing and destruction of dozens of villages and residential areas in addition to the installations and public facilities and archaeological sites, causing massive exodus from it.

To begin after the occupation and control a systematic series of practices and crimes of murder, abuse, torture, vandalism, looting, robbery and armed robbery against property, livelihood and confiscation them, emptying villages of their inhabitants and expulsion and forcible displacement and prevent the return of displaced persons and the closure of ports in and to, bring in new settlers from various areas of conflict in Syria with the aim of changing the population structure and demographic change, in addition to committing a large number of crimes of arrest, abduction and enforced disappearance against civilians.

These crimes, which are explicitly applicable to the content of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, are considered to be breaches and violations that require accountability and punishment, in particular, those that are described as war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity.

Afrin suffered and its people suffered a lot of successive authorities, which ruled both from the Syrian regime or from the so-called (Democratic Self-Administration of PYD) - during the period of its rule or from the existing Turkish occupation.

As a result of the fact that Afrin is a Kurdish region (more than 95%), it is distinguished by its cultural and social identity, its historical specificity and its geopolitical location became the target of this occupation and not as Turkey claimed to fight terrorism in order to preserve its national security

In light of the above, we appeal to you and all of us to trust and hope to fulfill your moral and legal responsibilities and to take immediate and urgent action in accordance with the requirements of the situation and the need we see to be a fundamental basis in the imposition of international protection on Afrin under international auspices and in accordance with appropriate mechanisms and measures to put an end to the situation. In order to achieve a comprehensive and final solution to the Syrian crisis, which would preserve the dignity and rights of the people of Afrin region under an elected civilian administration after ending all military manifestations and the return of all displaced persons and refugees to their homes.

Please see with appreciation




- Kurdish Committee for Human Rights (Monitor).

• Kurdish Organization for Human Rights (DAD).

• National Organization for Kurdish Youth (SOZ).

• Kobani's lawyers gathered.

• Action for Afrin Group.

• Likolin Center for Legal Studies and Research. Germany.

• Kurdistan Press Association - Syria.

• Human Rights Organization in Syria (MAF).

• Hamo Center for Kurdish Culture and Heritage.

• Kurdish Hevi Association - Belgium

• Kurdistan Artists Union - Syria.

Figures :

1. Ibrahim Al-Youssef - Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Human Rights in Syria (MAF).

2 - Akram Mulla - media.

3 - Elias Remo - political.

4- Anwar Nassu - Member of the Political Committee of the Kurdish Yekiti Party in Syria.

5 - Badraddin Bilal – Judge .

6 - Bakir Jaafar - the component Yezidi in Afrin.

7 - Bilal Juma - the general coordinator of the forces of civil society. Kurdistan (Coordinating Europe).

8. Tara Ibo - poet.

Ali Ali - Artist.

10. Can Kurd - writer.

11 - jirees al-Tally - a former political prisoner.

12 - Jalal Dada - artist.

13 - Jalal Manla Ali - political.

14 - Jian Zakaria al-Hussary - a history teacher.

15 - Jehan Ibrahim - artist.

16. Hassan Al-Ani - Counselor.

17. Hussein Hamada-Judge.

18 - Hamdoush Hamdoush - social personality.

19 - Dara Esteiri - Cartoonist.

20- Dr. Ahmed Diko - Doctor.

21- Dr. Hikmat Agha Jalousi - Doctor.

22- Dr. Salah Manla Ali - History.

23- Dr. Adnan Ibish - Mathematics

24- Dr. Fahmi Abdo - Engineer.

25- Dr. Mohamed Bar Ali - Doctor.

26- Dr. Mohamed Zeno - Philosophy.

27-Rachid Sofi - Artist.

28 - Rudi Suleiman - writer.

29 - Roni Ali - writer.

30. Zahida Rashkilo - political activist.

31- Sawsan Al-Agha - Engineer.

32. Shadi Haji - Lawyer.

33 - Shapal Ibrahim - a human rights activist and former political prisoner.

34. Shiyar Khalil - Journalist.

35. Salah Zibar, a civilian activist.

36 - Salah Alamadari - Member of the Political Committee of the Kurdish Democratic Unity Party in Syria.

37- Abdelbaki Al-Husseini - President of the General Federation of Kurdish Writers and Journalists in Syria.

38. Abdel Rahman Killou - political writer.

39- Abdullah Imam - Lawyer.

40. Imad El-Din Sheikh Hassan - lawyer.

41. Omar Gochri - Editor of the Kurdistan newspaper.

42 - Omar Simo - Chemistry.

43 - Ali Jaafar - writer.

44 - Ali Sheikho Barazi - writer and artist.

45 – Inayat Diko - media.

46. Franco Omar - artist.

47. Lillian Mullah Abdullah, a civilian activist.

48 - Mohsen Sida - Researcher and Director of the site of Madarat Kurd.

49. Mohamed Hamo - writer

50. Manal al-Husseini - a civilian activist.

51. Muosa Muosa - Kurdish Center for Political and Legal Development.

52. Midas Azizi - Spokesman for the Alliqaa National Democratic in Syria.

53. Michel Shamas - lawyer.

54 - Nazir Palo - poet.

55. Nizamuddin Arig (Faqih Tiran) - Artist.

56 – Hoshang Ossi - writer and poet.

57- Yahiya Al-Siliou - Artist and Writer.

58 -Youssef Bou Yahiya - Tamazight writer from Morocco