May 15, 2013
Washington,DC–The Coalition for a Democratic Syria condemns in the strongest possible terms all inhumane acts committed in the Syrian conflict. In recent days news agencies have been circulating a video clip depicting a member of the rebels in Homs committing inhumane and disturbing act.
May 15, 2013
Washington, DC–The Coalition for a Democratic Syria welcomes the General Assembly resolution passed today at the United Nations regarding the situation in Syria. The resolution passed 107 to 12 with 59 abstentions. The vote today in the General Assembly sends an important political and moral signal. It reflects the determined view of the majority of UN Member states that the authorities must stop the systematic use of violence and human rights violations; grant full humanitarian access; and make progress on the political transition.
May 13, 2011
Washington, DC–The Syrian Emergency Task Force announces that Sasha Ghosh-Siminoff is leaving his two year post as executive director. Sasha has been instrumental in building the organization, our advocacy work here in Washington, DC as well as our field operations in Turkey.
May 7, 2013
Washington DC, -The Coalition for a Democratic Syria condemns in the strongest possible terms the massacres and acts of ethnic cleansing committed in Tartous province. CDS offers its sincerest condolences to the people of Al-Bayda and Ras Al-Nabi. Reports from Al-Bayda confirm that at least 150 civilians including women and children were stabbed, executed, and burned, while reports from Ras Al-Nabi confirm 22 civilian deaths, including 8 women and 4 children. Unofficial estimates are much higher ranging between hundreds to thousands of casualties.
April 23, 2013
Washington-DC Syrian Emergency Task Force commends the recommendations of the USCIRF for promotion of religious freedom in Syria. Yesterday, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom released a report on their recommendations for “Protecting and Promoting Religious Freedom in Syria,” where they highlight the creation of a sectarian narrative by the Al-Assad regime, the use of Shabiha in terrorizing civilian populations, and discuss recommendations on how to mitigate sectarian or religiously motivated violence and promote protection to all groups in Syrian society.