Rights Group: Assad Regime Killed over 23,000 Women since March 2011

A total of 23,502 women have been killed in Syria since the start of the revolution in March 2011, a rights group said on Wednesday. Nearly 91 percent of the victims were killed at the hands of regime forces, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said.

In a report published on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the SNHR said that at least 763 women were killed by regime snipers since March 2011. It pointed out that there are around 7,571 women detained in the prisons of the Assad regime or forcibly disappeared.

Member of the Syrian Coalition Ruba Habboush said that while women around the world celebrate this day, thousands of Syrian women are enduring unspeakable suffering in the prisons of the Assad regime.

Habboush paid a tribute to “Syrian women remaining steadfast in the face of the tyrannical regime and who are making immense sacrifices to regain their freedom.”

Member of the Syrian Dima Moussa paid a tribute to “all women on International Women’s Day, and in particular the Syrian woman who is still making huge sacrifices and remaining steadfast against injustice and oppression in all its forms.”

The Network noted that Syrian women actively participated in the Syrian revolution, adding that the Assad regime continues to deliberately target women in order to break their will and end their vital role.

(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department / 08.03.2017)

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