As the world watches the people in the Arab world muster the courage and strength to rise up against their criminal, corrupt and dictatorial regimes, I want to say something about the plight of women in Syria.
A prominent democracy activist, Suhair Atassi, was detained a few days ago. God only knows what type of torture and humiliation she’s being subjected to as I write this piece. Along with her is a handful of teenage girls. (Yes, teenage girls!) Readers can just imagine what may be happening to these women.
I will say more about this later, but I wanted to post some links to sites detailing a sliver of the Assad regime’s offenses against women over the last several years. Here they are. Please read, share with others who may care, and stay tuned for more on this later.
Syria should release protesters
Lengthy Detentions of Women
Women detained, tortured, threatened
Young, female blogger sentenced to 5 years in prison
Women taken as hostages in exchange for their husbands