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Petition: Stop The Execution of Engineer Muhammad Alhariri

2012/05/19

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The Syrian Regime: To Stop The Execution of Engineer Muhammad Alhariri

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In the absence of free journalism to cover the peaceful demonstrations of Syrian people and brutality of the Syrian regime, every one becomes a reporter to convey the savage treatment of Syrian people. Engineer Muhammad Alhariri was using his simple personal mobile means to directly transmit events and download on social media websites. He was arrested, tortured, and sued without medical care and legal defense.

We appeal to all freedom loving people to raise their voice to stop the unlawful decision of the Syrian regime to execute Eng. Muhammad Alhariri. He deservesa good medical care before he is brought to a just lawsuite.

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English Speakers to Help The Syrian Revolution

Please Share this ,,, Talk to your local and national representatives, talk to human rights, talk to the Media ,,, Muhammad is Facing Death just for talking to the Media

Published on Friday 18 may 2012 by RSF (Reporter sans frontières):

Citizen journalist sentenced to death for Al-Jazeera interview

Read in Arabic (بالعربية)

Citizen journalist sentenced to death for Al-Jazeera interview

Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn of the death sentence passed today on the citizen journalist Mohammed Abdelmawla al-Hariri for “high treason and contacts with foreign parties”. He was arrested on 16 April just after giving an interview to the television station Al-Jazeera about the situation in his hometown of Deraa.

“Such a verdict is unacceptable and out of all proportion to Mohamed al-Hariri’s so-called crime of giving an interview to Al-Jazeera,” the press freedom organization said.

“The government of Bashar al-Assad has thus shown the extent of its brutality and cruelty. Reporters Without Borders calls for this contemptible verdict to be overturned and for this citizen journalist to be released immediately.”

According to the SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom, Hariri was subjected to horrific torture after his arrest, to the point of being partially paralysed After the verdict was pronounced, he was transferred to Saidnaya military prison north of Damascus.

Hariri gave regular interviews to Al-Jazeera about the situation on the ground in Deraa in southern Syria, such as this one on 15 April. The Syrian government has accused the Qatari-based station and other foreign media outlets of being part of a global plot to cause chaos in Syria.

Reporters Without Borders lists Assad among 41 predators of freedom of information. Several media workers, citizen journalists and cyber-activists have been killed by the government since the start of the year and dozens more are currently languishing in Syria’s prisons.

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English Speakers to Help The Syrian Revolution

Al Arabiya reporting the sentencing of Mohammed Abdelmawla al-Hariri to death for ‘treason’ ….. being killed for speaking out… Thinking of you Mohammad….. please God someone can get a message to you about how incredible the demos were today.

Published on Friday, 18 May 2012 by Al Arabiya with Agencies:

Syrian activist sentenced to death for ‘treason’

The Syrian League of the Defense of Human Rights urged Syrian authorities to scrap the death sentence against activist Mohammed Abdelmawla al-Hariri. (AFP)

The Syrian urged Syrian authorities to scrap the death sentence against activist Mohammed Abdelmawla al-Hariri. (AFP)

Syrian authorities have sentenced to death for “treason” an activist who was arrested in April and “brutally tortured,” a Syrian human rights group said on Friday.

The death sentence is apparently the first to be reported since an uprising erupted last year against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which has struck back by trying to crush dissent with deadly force.

Mohammed Abdelmawla al-Hariri handed the sentence by a military court where he faced charges of “high treason and contacts with foreign parties,” said the Syrian League of the Defense of Human Rights.

The League dismissed the charges as “null and void” and said that Hariri, an engineer in his late 30s arrested on April 16, was “brutally tortured” and forced to make confessions.

It said Hariri was awaiting his execution in the notorious Saydnaya prison -once identified by Amnesty International as “Syria’s black hole” as inmates have limited access to the outside world.

“He was tortured from the first day of his arrest. They broke his backbone and authorities refused to give him the proper medical care,” the League said in a statement.

Hariri was arrested after discussing on Al-Jazeera television the terrible humanitarian and security situation in southern Daraa province, cradle of the anti-regime uprising that erupted in March 2011, the group said.

The League urged Syrian authorities to scrap the death sentence against Hariri.

It also called on the international community to intervene to halt “acts of violence, killings and torture committed by the security forces and regime militias.”

Local and international rights groups have repeatedly denounced abuses in Syrian jails where they allege detainees are systematically tortured.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, more than 25,000 Syrians are behind bars as part of the government’s crackdown on dissent, which it says has killed more than 12,000 people, including more than 900 killed since the April 12 truce came into effect

Syria is five weeks into a ceasefire deal – brokered by U.N. and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan – that calls for the release of political prisoners and allowing peaceful protest as a elements of a strategy to map a path out of the country’s bloodshed.

But violence has barely slowed in the country, and a U.N. truce monitoring team was caught up earlier this week in an attack in northern Idlib province that saw at least 21 people killed, and observers forced to spent a night with rebels who pledged they were protecting them.

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