Court Filings


Name of the court:  THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Address: 333 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington D.C., DC 20001Time: 12PM

The Syrian Emergency Task Force has coordinated a group of plaintiffs who have been affected by the inhumane crimes the Assad regime has committed against the people of Syria.  This is the first step in holding the government accountable for the oppression that has taken place for decades under Hafez and Bashar Al-Assad.    The brave people who have submitted their complaints withthe US District Court are represented by Martin McMahon & Associates in Washington D.C.  On Wednesday May 11th Mr. McMahon filed with the court and said that the lawsuit is to inform the world of the recent killing and violence, as well as deter the government and security forces from their acts by making it clear that a criminal trial with the ICC is a real possibility.  He said the clients want the Syrian people to know that the world, and in particular, President Obama, the United States Congress, and the American citizenry, is watching,” and hope that “this lawsuit will give Syrian citizens some level of comfort that something is being done.”

Our efforts do not end here.  There are thousands of Syrians being victimized every day by their government and we wish to see each of them have their day in court to bring the criminals in the regime to justice.  Therefore we ask you to send us any information regarding the Syrian government’s use of torture,  kidnapping of wounded from hospitals,  shootings of innocent bystanders as well as first hand witnesses that want to testify to the horrific crimes committed against the Syrian people by the Syrian government.

May 11, Syrian-Americans file lawsuit against Assad Regime

Wednesday May 11, in front of the US District Court in D.C. the Syrian Emergency Task Force, legal counsel from McMahon & Associates and Syrian Americans took the first step in holding the Syrian regime accountable for their cruelty by filing a lawsuit against the Syrian government and several prominent officials.  Two Syrian-Americans shared accounts of bravery and loss, Hala is one of the many plaintiffs and Ahmad Alaswad is a spokesman for the Syrian emergency Task Force (SETF).

Hala is a young woman from Daraa who, in the past few weeks lost both her father and 15 year old brother.  Her father was shot in the torso on the streets of Daraa.  Her younger brother who would have started high school this fall was also shot.  Hala’s last name will not be released for the sake of her family still inSyria.

Ahmad Alaswad explained that the lawsuit is a first step, and an example that the Syrian government is not untouchable.  He also said the SETF asks “the United States and theInternational community to follow our example by taking tangible steps to make it clear to this regime that the bloodshed must end and all violators of International Law will be punished”.

Mr. Alaswad shared the stories of his two cousins who are doctors and what they witnessed in Syria, until they were arrested by the security forces.  The eyewitness accounts he described show just how ruthless the government is willing to be, and dire the situation of the people in Syria, especially in Daraa.

After filing with the District Court, lead counsel Martin McMahon said the lawsuit is to inform the world of the recent killing and violence, as well as deter the government and security forces from their acts by making it clear that a criminal trial with the ICC is a real possibility.  He said the clients want the Syrian people to know that the world, and in particular, President Obama, the United States Congress, and the American citizenry, is watching,” and hope that “this lawsuit will give Syrian citizens some level of comfort that something is being done.”

France 24 report

***Please send us any information regarding the Syrian government’s use of torture, kidnapping of wounded from hospitals, shootings of innocent bystanders as well as first hand witnesses that want to testify to the horrific crimes committed against the Syrian people by the Syrian government. If you have lost a loved one and would like us to add you to our lawsuit, follow the instructions below.

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Your name will not be released to anyone and will be absolutely confidential manner (secret). You do need to sign an authorization for us to sue these criminals on your behalf. Please print and fill out the document and send it to us via email or fax. You can find this document here

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You can contact us by

Email: SyrianETF@gmail.com

 Call:  001-800-385-6806

Fax: 001-800-969-2076

twitter:  @SyrianETF

 Skype:  SyrianETF




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