#freebassel

Bassel Khartabil, Beloved Technology Innovator, Arrested March 15, 2012. Executed October 2015. Death Confirmed August 2017.

Demand for Bassel Khartabil's Date of Death and Remains

Date: 10 August 2017

Filed under: statements


WE DEMAND BASSEL KHARTABIL’S DATE OF DEATH AND REMAINS FROM BASHAR AL ASSAD PRESIDENT OF THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

Global - August 10, 2017

The #FREEBASSEL Campaign demands Bassel Khartabil’s date of death to be released and remains to be returned so his surviving family can facilitate their mourning process. This demand is addressed to Bashar Al Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic for immediate release of details on the death of Bassel Khartabil. Bassel’s family learned of his death on July 31, 2017, though he was executed in Damascus by the Syrian government shortly after his disappearance in 2015. This news is shocking and unacceptable and has devastated his family and community.

Bassel’s family and friends have the right to more information concerning their loved one. We demand the release of his remains and date of death immediately out of respect for his family. After the Syrian Government releases Bassel’s remains and date of death, Bassel Khartabil’s family will release a statement about how they will mourn the death of their beloved Bassel.

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