Join with Amnesty International to call for the truth about the disappeared people in Syria

What’s happening?

Over the last four years, and at the hands of their government, thousands of men women and even children have vanished in Syria. Countless others are being tortured and many are dying in cells around the country, knowing that their families have no idea where they are, for their perceived opposition to the government.

Families have a right to know where their loved ones are. They want to know why their son was taken, where their daughter is being held, if their brother is being tortured, whether their father is alive. Not knowing is unbearable.

Amnesty International’s efforts

Amnesty International has put together a petition demanding that the Syrian government allows independent monitors into the country to inspect prisons and detention centres where thousands of civilians are being held.

“… tens of thousands of people [have been subjected] to arbitrary detention or enforced disappearance. Many of them have been subjected to torture or other ill-treatment in Syria’s detention centres and thousands are reported to have died in custody as a result. These practices clearly violate international law and the provisions of UN Security Council resolution 2139 and in many cases constitute war crimes. Insofar as they are carried out as part of a widespread and systematic attack against the civilian population and as part of state policy, they also amount to crimes against humanity.” – Amnesty International

Supporting Amnesty International

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The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

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The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

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How you can help

You can join with Amnesty International by signing the petition.

“I call on you to urgently ensure that the UN-mandated Independent International Commission of Inquiry is given unfettered access to all persons deprived of their liberty to investigate and monitor conditions in all detention facilities run by the Syrian government, its security forces and armed groups fighting on behalf of the state, and ensure that the families of those detained are informed about their legal status and whereabouts.” – Amnesty International


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