Syrian Guevara Namer, who I have known from the Damascus DOXBOX festival, and who now lives in Berlin, sent me a link and a text asking us to share, which we do through this. First the text, then the link to sign a petition:

Raise you voice to save the ones who are left inside Syria.
Aleppo has been subject to all kinds of violations of International Humanitarian laws for four months now, all the laws and norms aiming to protect civilians during armed conflict were massively violated by the Syrian government supported with it’s allied Russian armed forces on Syrian soil along with Iranian, Iraqi and Lebanese militias.
The city saw thousands of air‐raids, explosive barrels, mortars, cluster bombs, Clonic bombs bunker buster and bombs fueled with chlorine gas.
No hospitals, schools , nor civil society centers were spared from shelling.
Four months of total absence of public services or infrastructure, where civilians are trapped and the world is standing still with no trace of reaction.
During the last few hours, as the regime and its militias advanced towards the Eastern side of the city, news and reports about field executions, random killings of unarmed civilians and burning of their properties in groups massacres of those who are left in the city.
As per the civil society defense in Aleppo, no reports available regarding the number of victims since Monday, bodies are filling the streets and the shelling is still on.
For six years now we have been informing the world that we are being slaughtered with hundreds, nevertheless thousands of massacres against Syrian civilians, hundreds of petitions, statements and pleas to countries all over the world and to public opinion to stop the genocide and bring criminals to justice, but the way events are happening now, it can’t be further uglier than the way it is today.
Now at these hours we put the world accountable for what is happening in Aleppo.
Away from feelings of anger and disappointment of Syrians, this level of violence will only contributes to growing extremism at an international level, it will shake the very base of societies core value of social justice.
Therefore The international community should announce clearly its commitment to supporting Syrians, to neutralize civilians away from armed conflict, and to bring to justice criminals of mass killing and extermination.
We as Syrian, European and international civil society activists we demand action from the International Community and the United Nations.
For them to stand with more than just words of condemnation, to save those who are left in Syria and lift the injustice towards innocent people.
Our position today is built on historical and human necessity and our duty forces us to raise loud voices of rejection to negative political discourse that we consider scandalous as it stands still and silently facing this amount of wasted precious innocent blood, today in the 21st century.
And we claim the following actions :
‐ Ceasing all military operations immediately.
‐ Holding Russia responsible for the result of failure in allowing civilians to leave Eastern Aleppo.
‐ Criminalizing the actions of the regime and militias in Syria classified around the world as terrorists such as Hezbollah and others.
The petition was initially launched on Avaaz website under the following link:
https://secure.avaaz.org/ar/petition/

USE THIS LINK TO SIGN THE PETITION:

https://www.change.org/ 

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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