Syrian Emergency Task Force’s Response to the European Union Placing Sanctions on Bashar Al-Assad
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May 23, 2011
On behalf of The Syrian Emergency Task Force, we are grateful that the European Union has recognized the problems that have arose in Syria. We thank them for placing the blame on those within the Assad Regime and putting pressure on him to change his course of action. Unfortunately, this mere talk and lack of genuine strategic action is disheartening for the Syrian cause.
We urge the European Union to move quickly to seize these assets that the Assad Regime has embezzled from the Syrian people and give these funds back to the people themselves.
As of now, the people of Syria continue to have their personal liberties and basic human rights taken away at the hand of Bashar Al-Assad and his regime. The Syrian people are being unjustly imprisoned without cause and being held in prisons to be beaten and tortured in attempts to discourage uprising.
Tanks and the Syrian security forces are present during protests and witness accounts reveal that they are firing live ammunition on thousands which have resulted in many deaths. The recent death toll has revealed that over 900 innocent civilians, including women, children, and the elderly, have been massacred so far. This number will only increase if the European Union does not put their foot down and take immediate action.
The question that we are asking is, “What steps will the European Union do to prevent these atrocities from happening?” We urge the European Union to take action against Bashar Al-Assad and his administration to prevent any further harm from being done, and to bring these individuals to justice for these war crimes that are being committed.
The European Union has demonstrated that in a popular struggle against autocratic rulers, they will always stand for the side of freedom, democracy and human rights. Furthermore, we urge them to continue this trend.
The Syrian Emergency Task Force.