Syria Live Blog
Syria - Apr 19, 2012 - 19:37
Last modified: 19 Apr 2012 18:37
Hadi al-Abdallah, an activist based in Homs, has posted on YouTube a video message to the main opposition bloc, the Syrian National Council. We have translated it here:
To the members of the Syrian National Council,
You are the first to know that the Syrian regime did not implement the ceasefire and you are the first to know that Homs’ neighbourhoods and its suburbs are still being shelled with heavy artillery and mortars.
You are the ones who know that there are tens of martyrs and injured every day. You are the ones to know that our houses were destroyed upon our heads and that the residents have been displaced from their homes.
But unfortunately, we have not read for you a single statement or an official press release.
We are dying day and night and you are only watching the news bulletins as if the cities that are being shelled are not your cities; and the people who are dying are not your people.
You must, as soon as possible, release official statements and daily announcements saying that the Syrian regime has not implemented the ceasefire
You must pressure the UN Security Council to send the international observers to Homs as soon as possible.
You must hold daily press conferences to expose the videos documenting crimes, which prove that the Syrian regime did not implement to the ceasefire.
You must submit official requests to the UN Security Council demanding immediate direct military intervention, direct military strikes and the arming of the Free Syrian Army.
These are the demands of the Syrian people. And anyone who does not respond to these demands does not represent the Syrian people and has no right to speak on behalf of the Syrian people.
Today, 19 April, 2012