Syrian Expatriates Organization Urges the International Olympic Committee to Ban the Participation of Syria in the Upcoming Olympics in London-UK
approach of the Olympic Games in London-UK, coincided with the
intensification of repression by Assad regime and the barbaric
atrocities against Syrian people, Syrian Expatriates
organization urges the International Olympic Community to ban
the participation of Syrian national team in the upcoming
Olympic Games, as a condemnation against Syrian regime
atrocities and violation of human rights.
Dr Nadim AlSadat, SEO board member, said, ”Although
we acknowledge the importance of Olympic Games as a way of unity
for all people around the world, however, the calamitous situation
in Syria, caused by Assad’s retaliation against our people, and
the hideous atrocities committed against Syrians, has impacted
every aspect of their life, including the sport activities.
Football stadiums have been converted into large detention areas,
others have been demolished under the continuous shelling.
Athletes were killed, detained, or tortured.”
The Assad’s killing machine didn’t spare the
athletes, who had their own share in the Syrian sacrifices.
Reported by the Syrian British Solidarity Campaign, a
world-winning Boxing champion, Ahmad Wattar, had been detained by
Assad security forces, no word of his situation till now.
Zaman-alwasl news has reported on 04-11-2012 the
death of Jamal Bayerly, Syrian national champion in Karate, in
Homs by Assad forces. The same report also stated the death of
Hama’s Goal-keeper, Khalid Jerjanzi
According to the HRW report on Syria,"Torture
Archipelago" released July 2012, "the Syrian authorities also
established numerous temporary unofficial detention centers in
stadiums,schools, hospitals, and on military bases." this
demonstrates the extent of brutality and savagery of Assad regime.
SEO urges the IOC to ban Syria’s participation in the
upcoming Olympic Games in London, as a strong message of
condemnation against Assad regime. SEO asks the Olympic organizing
committee to observe a minute of silence in a memory of the 16,000
martyrs, including athletes, who scarifies their lives to
establish free and democratic Syria.
For more information visit: http://www.syrian-expatriates.org/
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