March 13, 2019

Syrian Revolution Anniversary on Capitol Hill 

The Syrian Emergency Task Force, in cooperation with the House Foreign Affairs Committee, hosted an event on Capitol Hill to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the start of the Syrian Revolution. With a display of the Caesar photos and distinguished speakers, the event honored the half million people killed since 2011, the 14 million displaced, and the hundreds of thousands, including Americans, still held in Assad's dungeons. 

Recognizing the Atrocities Against Humanity:

Speakers (from left to right):
Naomi Kikoler Acting Director, Center for the Prevention of Genocide, US Holocaust Memorial Museum 
The Honorable Elliot Engel  Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Committee
The Honorable Michael McCaul Ranking Member, House Foreign Affairs Committee
Omar Alshogre Survivor of Assad's Prisons
Alfred Munzer Holocaust Survivor 
Representative French Hill 
Representative Adam Kinzinger
Mouaz Moustafa Executive Director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force
The Ongoing Threat of the Assad Regime:
Omar Alshogre, flanked by Rep. McCaul, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Alfred Munzer, a Holocaust Survivor, details his time, and extensive torture,  in Assad's prison. His testimony highlighted the brutality Syrian civilians, and American detainees, continue to face at the hands of the Assad Regime. 
An energized Congress Responds:

Members of call for accountability and the passage of the two bills aimed to protect civilians from the continuous atrocities of the Assad Regime:
  • Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act
  • No Assistance to Assad Act (newly introduced) 
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