Alive in Graves, Alive in our hearts

In collaboration with Save the Rest campaign, Rethink Rebuild Society invites you to an event to remember the plight of detainees inside Assad’s prisons and what measures can be taken to stop the ongoing atrocities.

Sunday 9th of September 2018 at 7 pm at RR centre.

The event will start with a 17-minute documentary called Alive in Graves, which was produced by Save the Rest and features harrowing accounts of the experiences of survivors from Assad’s prisons and then we will hear from survivors of Assad’s prisons, families of the disappeared and those collecting the evidence to one day hold the torturers to account. We will also explore avenues of upholding accountability and justice for crimes committed by the Syrian regime.

Over the past few months the Assad’s regime appears to be systematically revealing the fate of detainees, possibly in an attempt to smoothly close the chapter of the detainee file without catching too much attention. This policy comes at a time where the regime feels it has the upper-hand and has gained the tacit legitimacy of the international community to remain in power, escaping pressure to comply with accountability for its war crimes or adopt serious political changes. While international powers rush to contain the conflict without addressing underlying grievances through the current constitutional process, one thing is certain: there will be no peace without justice.

Save The Rest is a team of Syrian activists and former detainees established in 2015 who campaign for detainee rights in Syria.

Speakers:
Amneh Khoulani - Families for Freedom
Mona Zeineddine - Violations Documentation Center (VDC) and the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM).
Shaza Alsalmoni - Head of the International Law Support Unit at the Syrian Legal Development Programme

To book your free seat, please do that through Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alive-in-graves-alive-in-our-hearts-ticke...

Event Date: 
Sunday, 9 September, 2018
Venue: 
Unit 7, Longsight Business Park
Hamilton Road
M13 0PD
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