We are Syrian families demanding freedom for all of the country’s sons and daughters.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians are detained or disappeared, the majority of them at the hands of the Syrian regime. They are our peaceful sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives.
Our position is against enforced disappearance and arbitrary detention by the Syrian regime and all parties to the conflict. We want to mobilise the public to pressure all sides to comply with our demands.
Our movement will not stop until every last Syrian is freed and found. We will continue to expand our movement to include every family with a detained or missing person, across religions, political beliefs or ethnicities.
We have been intimidated and told not to speak out. But we will not be silenced. We are crying out to this unjust world that we want our loved ones back.
We, as families, demand the immediate release of our relatives who have been unlawfully detained. And until then, we call on the Syrian regime and all warring sides, and all those who may influence them:
Finding and freeing our loved ones and all of Syria’s detained and disappeared will be a lifelong struggle. Together we will:
We are not politicians or fighters. We do not get official invites to banquets or expensive hotels to negotiate over the future of our beloved country. But we will be there. Armed with our love for our family members taken away from us, we will be there. Motivated by the many strong women who have come before us, the Mothers of Plaza Del Mayo in Argentina, the women in Black in Bosnia, the families of the disappeared in Algeria and Lebanon, we will be there.