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On #InternationalDayoftheDisappeared, we remember all Syrians arbitrarily detained and forcibly disappeared by Assad forces. Thousands of Syrian families have been living in unbearable pain for past years with no closure on whereabouts of their loved ones. 1/ #SyriaIsNotSafe
According to our latest study, 60% of respondents confirmed that at least one of their relatives was arbitrarily arrested between 2011 and 2020. This demonstrates the widespread impact and relevance of the detainee issue for Syrians who still hope to see their loved ones. 2/
While over half (53%) of the participants’ detained relatives are being held in unknown locations. Such detainees cannot be visited, and no information about their cases (or the reasons for their arrest) can be obtained. They simply go MIA. 3/
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Today’s #Yiakl #SundaySpotlight goes out to Ahmed Raji in acknowledgment of his consistent work as a citizen journalist and his commitment to highlighting and archiving the stories of disappeared #Eritrean|s.

#WeAreComingHome #Eritrea2020 #Eritrea ImageImage
Ahmed as a citizen journalist and a strong advocate for #Eritrean prisoners of consciences is a frequent writer at @awate2 and archives disappeared Eritreans stories on his Facebook page - "Eritrea's Disappeared".…
Ahmed started writing at @awate2 in 2003 while still living in Asmara, #Eritrea. In order to protect his identity, the Awate Team gave him the name “Events Monitor”.
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#THREAD: Today is #InternationalDayoftheDisappeared. This day draws attention to those individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their loved ones
#InternationalDayoftheDisappeared was created in response to the secret imprisonment, abduction, & forced disappearances of people in a number of Latin American countries.

Those disappeared are known as desparecidos.
But here in the U.S. we have our own desparecidos.

The U.S. government’s arrest and imprisonment of immigrants increasingly matches the definition of forced disappearances.

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