Michigan, USA (PRWEB) July 05, 2012
With the 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.